- David Bryant
(b Venice, ?1532/3; d Venice, Aug 30, 1585). Italian composer and organist, uncle of Giovanni Gabrieli. He brought an international stature to the school of native Venetian composers after a period when Netherlandish composers had dominated. Although he was not as profound a composer as Giovanni, his music displays an exceptional versatility; he was one of the most important figures of his generation and exerted considerable influence on both later Venetian and south German composers....