Berchem, Jacquet de
- George Nugent
(b Berchem-lez-Anvers, c1505; d Monopoli, before March 2, 1567). South Netherlandish composer, active in Italy. Prominent in the early development of the 16th-century madrigal, he is often confused with his like-named contemporaries Jacquet of Mantua, Jacques Buus and Jacques Brunel. Nothing is known of his early years. By the 1530s he was in Venice, probably as a protégé of Willaert. Most of his music was published there from ...