Le Maistre, Mattheus

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Le Maistre, Mattheus

Le Maistre, Mattheus, Netherlands composer; b. probably in Rocclenge-sur-Greet, c. 1505; d. Dresden, c. April 1577. He served as Kapellmeister at the Dresden Kantorei from 1554 to 1568. As a convert to the Lutheran faith, he composed in the manner of J. Walther and G. Rhau. His most significant works are his German sacred and secular songs.


Catechesis musicis inclusa for 3 Voices (Nuremberg, 1559); Geistliche und weltliche teutsche Geseng for 4 to 5 Voices (Wittenberg, 1566); Liber primus [15] sacrarum cantionum (Dresden, 1570); Officia de nativitate et ascensione Christi for 5 Voices (Dresden, 1574); Schöne und auserlesene deudsche und lateinische geistliche Gesenge (Dresden, 1577); Magnificat odo tonorum (Dresden, 1577); Masses; motets.


O. Kade, M. /.M. (Mainz, 1862); D. Gresch, M. L.M.: A Netherlander at the Dresden Court Chapel (diss., Univ. of Mich., 1970).

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