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date: 21 October 2019

Danielis, Daniellocked

  • Catherine Cessac


(b Visé, nr Liège, bap. May 1, 1635; d Vannes, Sept 17, 1696). Flemish composer, organist and singer. He became organist at the cathedral of St Lambert, Liège, at the age of 22, leaving that post in spring 1658 to go to Spa, where he met Duke Gustav Adolf of Mecklenburg-Güstrow. On 20 June the duke engaged him as a bass singer, and Danielis settled in the north German duchy. He became Kapellmeister in February 1661. After several periods away from Duke Gustav Adolf's court, he finally left it on 26 March 1681 and is next heard of in France on the occasion of the famous competition for posts at the Chapelle Royale held in 1683, in which he was unsuccessful. On 14 January 1684 he was appointed maître de musique at the cathedral of St Pierre, Vannes, and remained there until his death.

Danielis's extant works are chiefly ...

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Vannes, Bibliothèque Municipale
Revue belge de musicologie
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