Brant, Jan Polish composer and theologian; b. probably in Poznan, 1554; d. Lwów, May 27, 1602. He entered the Jesuit order in 1571, and was ordained in 1578; he then studied theology in Rome. He returned to Poland in 1584, and subsequently held positions in a number of Polish convents. Some of his MSS were discovered in 1972 in the archives of the Univ. of Uppsala.
—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire