Jacob Meiland

(1542 - 1577)

German composer. A chorister at the Saxon court at Ansbach under Le Maistre and Walter, he returned there as Kapellmeister in 1564. In 1576 he was an organist in Celle and in 1577 became Kapellmeister to the Hohenzollern court at Hechingen. He was one of the first German composers to adopt the villanella style in secular songs; his motets, however, show the influence of Lassus and Clemens. He published five volumes of songs and motets; three Passions survive in manuscript.

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