Martini, Johannes, Flemish composer; b. Brabant, c. 1440; d. Ferrara, 1497 or 1498. He entered the service of the Ferrara ducal chapel in 1473. After singing in the Milan ducal chapel (1474), he resumed his association with the Ferrara ducal chapel, where he was held in great esteem. He was an accomplished composer of both sacred and secular works, which included some 10 masses, about 65 Psalms, 8 hymns, and a number of chansons. See B. Disertori, ed., J. M.:Magnificat e messe, Archivium musices metro-palitanum mediolanense, XII (1964) and E. Evans, ed., J. M.:The Secular Works (Madison, Wise, 1975 et seq.).
J. Brawley, The Magnificats, Hymns, Motets, and Secular Compositions off J. M. (diss., Yale Univ., 1968).
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