Adam von Fulda

(c1445 - 1505)

German composer. From 1490 he was in the service of the Saxon court at Torgau, becoming court historiographer and later composer and Kapellmeister. He was professor of music at Wittenberg university in 1502 and a member of a humanist circle at Erfurt: his earlier treatise De musica was an important guide to German humanist musical learning. The humanistic spirit comes out in Adam's few German Lieder, one of which later became a Lutheran contrafactum. He wrote a 4-part Mass which looks back to the style of Dufay, and a number of hymn settings also redolent of an earlier Burgundian chanson style.<

A Partial Adam von Fulda Discography | IVH: The German Lied