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(d ?Seville, before Sept 4, 1504). Spanish maestro de capilla. He may be identifiable with Alonso de Alba.

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Bonnie J. Blackburn

(b Lodi, Jan 14, 1451; d Milan, June 25, 1522). Italian theorist, composer and choirmaster. At home in both speculative and practical music, he was the first theorist to have a substantial number of his writings published, and his influence can be traced for more than a century, both in Italy and abroad....

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Lawrence F. Bernstein

(fl 1530–45). French composer and choirmaster. The only known biographical information comes from the title-page of his book of motets published by Attaingnant in 1545. It states that Le Heurteur was a priest, serving as canon and preceptor of the choirboys at St Martin, Tours. Virtually all his music appeared in Parisian or Lyonnaise prints between ...

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Allan W. Atlas and Eric Jas

( b Cambrai, c 1475; d Cambrai, Sept 21, 1528). South Netherlandish choir director and composer . In 1485 he was an enfant de choeur at Cambrai Cathedral, where he remained as a singer until 10 October 1494. By the middle of the following year, he had become the director of the children’s choir at St Denis, Liège. He returned to Cambrai in ...

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Bonnie J. Blackburn

(b Bologna, ?Oct 26, 1458; d Bologna, Jan 17, 1541). Italian theorist, composer and choirmaster. His name comes from his family's occupation: his grandfather was a merchant who dealt in swords. He mentions his age in two letters, which yield a birth year of ...