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Willaert [Vuigliart, etc.], Adrian [Adriano]locked

  • Jessie Ann Owens,
  • Michele Fromson,
  • Lewis Lockwood
  •  and Giulio Ongaro


(b Bruges or Roulaers, c1490; d Venice, 7 Dec 1562). South Netherlandish composer active mainly in Italy. He was one of the most important and influential composers and teachers of his time.

A contemporary of Willaert’s, Jacques de Meyere, claimed that he was born in Roulaers, while a later writer, Sweertius, gave his birthplace as Bruges. As Willaert’s motet ...

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