RECENT: Find out about composers from unusual places, including Gerard Schurmann, Giya Kancheli, Nazib Zhiganov and Nodar Gabunia, about singing in cars, and meet Jim Hutton from the RLPO and some of our regular contributors in this eighty-minute February 2021 video.
French composer Jacquet of Mantua was one of the most important composers of his generation. We don't know when he was born - only that it was some time around 1483. He collaborated with Willaert and other composers to produce vesper psalms for the whole church year, and wrote masses, parody masses, motets and cycles of hymns. As a singer and later as maestro di cappella, he worked at the Cathedral in Mantua from about 1526 until he died on 2 October 1559.