Ivo de Vento

(c.1544 - 1575)

Composer, probably of Netherlands descent and a pupil of Merulo in Venice; an organist in Munich in 1564, became ducal Kapellmeister at Landshut in 1568, and was appointed court organist at Munich, under Lassus, in 1570. He published many German songs; those in 4 to 6 parts are on the whole conservative (one of his prefaces takes exception to the idea of madrigalian word painting) but those in 3 parts owe something to the villanella style. He also published motets.

IVK: Orlandus Lassus and Catholic Polyphony in late 16th Century Germany