Jacques Buus

(ca. 1500 - 1565)

Composer born (probably) in Ghent. He may have begun his career in France and certainly maintained French connections throughout his life. In 1541 he became first organist of St. Mark's, Venice, a post that he supposedly abandoned because of excessively low pay, becoming in 1550 or 1551 court organist in the Imperial Chapel in Vienna, where he remained until his death, He composed motets, chansons (especially Protestant chansons spirituelles), and ricercars.

IVN: The Venetian Style