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Willaert

[wil-ahrt, vil-] /ˈwɪl ɑrt, ˈvɪl-/
noun
1.
Adrian
[ey-dree-uh n,, ah-dree-ahn] /ˈeɪ dri ən,, ˈɑ driˌɑn/ (Show IPA),
c1480–1562, Flemish composer.
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  • In 1549 fantasies for three voices, vocal or instrumental, by Willaert were printed.

    How Music Developed W. J. Henderson
  • He was a younger contemporary of Willaert's, but was born an Italian.

  • Willaert is regarded by many as the founder of the madrigal, of which there is more to be said presently.

  • Strangely enough Willaert never mentions either his compositions or his daughter Catharine, who was a composer, too.

  • One of Willaert's motets, at any rate, tells the story of Susannah, and is plainly a forerunner of the oratorio.

    How Music Developed W. J. Henderson
  • The former followed Willaert's plan of writing for antiphonal choruses, but he employed most frequently three instead of two.

    How Music Developed W. J. Henderson
  • Willaert used original themes in his fantasies, and his style shows a gradual approach to the modern manner.

    How Music Developed W. J. Henderson

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