Brack (or Brouck), Arnold von (known also as Arnold de Bruges and Amoldo Flamengo)

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Brack (or Brouck), Arnold von (known also as Arnold de Bruges and Amoldo Flamengo)

Brack (or Brouck), Arnold von (known also as Arnold de Bruges and Amoldo Flamengo), Flemish composer; b. Bruges, c. 1500; d. Linz, Feb. 6, 1554. He served as a choirboy in the chapel of Charles V. In 1527 he was named court Kapellmeister to Ferdinand I. He retired on Dec. 31, 1545. Many of his motets, hymns, and German part-songs are preserved in MS collections of the 16th century. See also O. Wessely, ed., A. v. B.: Sätntliche lateinschule Motetten, Denkmäler der Tonkunst in Österreich, XCIX (1961).

Bibliography

O. Wessely, A. v.B.: Leben und Umwelt (Habilitationsschrift, Univ. of Vienna, 1958).

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