Franco-Flemish composer. From 1472 he was in the service of the Sforza family in Milan, with Josquin and Compère, and he sang in the Papal choir in 1481-9 and between 1499 and 1515; in the 1490s he made a triumphal return to his native Flanders. He wrote some eight Masses, two Credos, twenty-eight motets, two motet cycles and five chansons that survive; the motet cycles were early examples of pieces intended to be substituted for the Proper of the Mass. A highly esteemed member of the Josquin generation, he wrote in an Italianate manner for an airy 4-part texture; his style shows great euphony and harmonic clarity, though he was also skilled in canon and the notational intricacies of northern music. Five of his masses were issued by Petrucci.