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Richard J. Agee

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William F. Prizer

(fl early 16th century). Italian composer, singer and possibly organist. There are two or perhaps three musicians in Mantua with this name active in the late 15th and early 16th centuries. The first, an organist, was in the service of Marchese Federico Gonzaga by ...

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Robert Stevenson

(b c1548; d Granada, June 28, 1591). Spanish composer, son of Santos de Aliseda. From about 1557 to September 1577 when he was ordained, he was a member of the choir of Granada Cathedral. On 8 June, 1580 the chapter accepted him as successor to his father without the customary public competition. As ...

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Robert Stevenson

(d Granada, July 4, 1580). Spanish composer. He was appointed maestro de capilla of Granada Cathedral on 19 November 1557 despite the opposition of his predecessor, Luis de Cózar, who intended his own nephew to succeed him. After an unsuccessful appeal to the archbishop, Cózar was forced to hand over the charge of the choirboys to Aliseda in ...

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(b Stryków; d Kraków, 1577). Polish printer. He took over the printing house of Hieronim Wietor on the latter’s death.

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Donald W. Krummel

(b Lübeck, c1540; d Dresden, 1597). German printer. After apprenticeship with Jakob Lucius in Rostock and Johann Eichorn in Frankfurt an der Oder, he moved to Dresden, working at first with Matthäus Stökel. His music printing began in 1570 with vocal collections by Matthaeus Le Maistre and Antonio Scandello, followed by several Lutheran hymnals. After his death the press was continued by his widow and heirs, including his son Gimel II (...

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(b Bar-le-Duc; fl Avignon, 1530–35). French type designer. He designed the first music type with round note heads, used in publications by Jean de Channey of works by Carpentras. Briard’s elegant notes are beautifully proportioned and teardrop-shaped, and he did not use ligatures, fig.7)....

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(fl 1528–55). Music printer. He joined the chapel of Renée of France, Duchess of Ferrara, as a clerk between 1525 and 1528, and probably travelled with her household from Paris to Ferrara in September 1528. A Ferrarese document of 1549 describes him as a priest of the diocese of Clermont and almoner to Renée, and he also served there as clerk of the chapel and surgeon to Renée until ...

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Stanley Boorman

(fl 1597–1616). Italian printer. He appears to have begun printing at Naples in 1597 under contract to the bookseller Orazio Salviani; he later printed for other Neapolitan booksellers such as P.P. Riccio and G.B. Cimmino, and produced two collections of secular music edited by Marcello Magnetta (...

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( b c1484; d Milan, c1557). Italian printer . In 1504 he married a daughter of the printer Antonio Zarotto. His father, Zanotto da Castiglione, a sometime collaborator of Zarotto, printed some 90 books (1505–23), including an Ambrosian sacramentary and missal with music. Giovanni Antonio first printed in ...

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Zdeněk Culka

(fl Prague, 1572–1606). Czech printer. He served his apprenticeship under Kozel, probably before 1566. Between 1572 and 1606 he published many religious, philosophical, legal, medical and astronomical books, as well as sermons, felicitations and poems; he had begun printing music by 1578. He printed a series of works by the Slovenian composer Jacob Handl, as well as music by members of the Prague royal chapel (e.g. Carl Luython and Franz Sales), Johannes Nucius and such composers as Lomnický, Mitis z Limuz, Jevíčský, Barion, Knöfel and Benedikt-Nudožerský. In both volume and quality of production, Černý was one of the foremost printers of the time....

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Samuel F. Pogue and Frank Dobbins

(b Piedmont, c1480; d Avignon, c1539–40). French printer. He began his printing career in Lyons around 1500 as an apprentice to Jacques Arnoullet. On the latter’s death in 1504 or 1505, his widow Michelette du Cayre entrusted the press to Channey, who published a book under his own name in about ...

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Susan Bain

(b Antwerp, 1489; d Antwerp, Aug 17, 1562). South Netherlandish printer. Although active as a printer in Antwerp for more than 40 years, he did not become a member of the Guild of St Luke until 1557, towards the end of his life. In his long and prolific career (more than 170 books) he printed prognostications, ordinances, theology and devotional books, and a number of English heretical texts, printed clandestinely. On ...

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Miriam Miller

(b Dunwich, Suffolk, 1522; d Walden, Essex, July 23, 1584). English printer, father of Richard Day. He was one of the most successful general printers of his generation, but his music printing was almost entirely limited to two works: Certaine Notes set forth in Foure and Three Parts...

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Miriam Miller

(b London, Dec 21, 1552; d before 1607). English music publisher, son of John Day. He was trained as a scholar, becoming a Fellow of King’s College, Cambridge, in 1574. Family pressures obliged him to return to his father’s business in London, and he was admitted to the Stationers’ Company in ...

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Susan Bain

(b Stabroeck, c1525; d Antwerp, 1566). Flemish printer. He became a citizen of Antwerp in 1545 and began to print in the same year; he served as one of the Town Printers from 1549 to 1566, being regularly mentioned in the Antwerp accounts. He printed more than 100 books reflecting the cosmopolitan life of Antwerp, including Flemish Bibles, law books, histories, classical texts, Spanish books and a dozen books by English Catholic authors. From ...

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Suzanne G. Cusick and Maureen Buja

(b Ghedi, nr Brescia, c1500; d Rome, 1565). Italian printer. His entire professional career was spent in Rome. From March 1526 to April 1527 he collaborated with the printer Giovanni Giacomo Pasoti of Parma on six of the eight music books Pasoti printed for the Roman publisher Jacomo Giunta. By ...

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Stanley Boorman

(b Rouen; d Geneva, 1556–7). French music printer. A Simon Du Bosc, possibly identifiable with the music printer, though called a Parisian, first printed at Alençon between 1529 and 1534. He seems to have been in Paris before that time and was also there in ...