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date: 19 October 2019

Buus, Jacques [Jakob]locked

  • H. Colin Slim

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[Jakob]

(b ?Ghent, c1500; d Vienna, 18 Aug–1 Sept 1565). Flemish composer. His early career may have been in France, for Moderne published some chansons and a motet by him between 1538 and 1543. He travelled to Venice, probably arriving after 9 January 1541, for the competition for the post of second organist at S Marco. This he won and was installed on 15 July 1541. Most of his compositions were published and probably composed during the nine years he remained at the basilica. However, continuing ties with France are suggested not only by Moderne's publications of his music, but also by Antonfrancesco Doni's request of April 1550, that Buus write to some musicians in France to obtain a list of all the music printed there. Moreover, a collection of chansons spirituelles (1550) and a volume of chansons (1543), the latter printed at his own expense and dedicated to the Protestant Renée of France, Duchess of Ferrara, strongly suggest Calvinist leanings on the part of the composer. In the autumn of ...

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