Brandt, Jobst vom (or Jodocus de Brant)

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Brandt, Jobst vom (or Jodocus de Brant)

Brandt, Jobst vom (or Jodocus de Brant) German musician; b. Waldershof, near Marktredwitz, Oct. 28, 1517; d. Brand, near Marktredwitz, Jan. 22, 1570. In 1530 he enrolled at Heidelberg Univ. In 1548 he had become Captain of Waldsassen and Administrator of Liebenstein. Brandt was one of the most important composers of the Senil school. His music is distinguished by deep feeling and a skillful use of counterpoint.

Works

45 Psalmen und Kirchengesange (Eger, 1572-73); 55 vocal pieces in G. Forster’s collection Ein Auszug guter alter und neuer teutscher Liedlein (III, Wittenberg, 1549; IV-V, 1556).

—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire