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[wil-ahrt, vil-]
  1. A·dri·an [ey-dree-uh n, ah-dree-ahn] /ˈeɪ dri ən, ˈɑ driˌɑn/, c1480–1562, Flemish composer.
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Historical Examples

  • 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