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Maistre, Jhan

Maistre, Jhan

Maistre, Jhan, French composer; b. c. 1485; d. c. 1545. He was in the service of the Ferrara court from about 1512 until 1543, serving as maestro di cappella for several years before his departure. Maistre was one of the earliest composers of madrigals. His motets reflect the influence of Josquin. Many of his works appeared in contemporary sources. For modern editions, see Treize livres de motets parus chez Pierre Attaingnant (Vol. III ed. by A. Smijers, Paris, 1936; Vol. VIII ed. by A. Merritt, Monaco, 1962), H. Zenck and W. Gerstenberg, eds., Adriani Willaert opera omnia, Corpus Mensurabilis Musicae, III/4, 8 (1952, 1972), and W. Kirsche, ed., Drei Te Deum-Kompositionen des 16. Jahrhunderts, Das Chorwerk, CII (1967).

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