- A·dri·an [ey-dree-uh n, ah-dree-ahn] /ˈeɪ dri ən, ˈɑ driˌɑn/, c1480–1562, Flemish composer.
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In 1549 fantasies for three voices, vocal or instrumental, by Willaert were printed.
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.A Popular History of the Art of Music
W. S. B. Mathews
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.