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Arcadelt [Archadelt, Arcadet], Jacqueslocked

  • James Haar
  •  and Letitia Glozer


(b ?nr Namur, 1507; d Oct 14, 1568). Franco-Flemish composer. His output includes both sacred and, especially, secular music, and he was famed above all as a madrigalist.

Nothing is known of Arcadelt’s early life. His surname is suggestive of Flemish origin (as noted by Burney), a suggestion that would be confirmed if he could be identified with certainty as the ‘Jacobus flandrus’ admitted to the Cappella Giulia in ...

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