Pevernage, Andries

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Pevernage, Andries

Pevernage, Andries, Flemish composer; b. Harel-beke, near Courtrai, 1543; d. Antwerp, July 30,1591. He was a boy chorister in Courtrai. On Feb. 11, 1563, he became choirmaster at St. Salvator in Bruges, and on Oct. 17, 1563, he was appointed choirmaster of Notre Dame in Courtrai; due to religious upheavals, however, he fled to Antwerp in 1578, returning to Courtrai to resume his post in 1584. On Oct. 29, 1585, he took the oath as choirmaster of Notre Dame in Antwerp. Pevernage was greatly honored there, and was buried in the Cathedral. His complete chansons were ed. by G. Hoek-stra in Recent Researches in the Music of the Renaissance, LX-LXIV (1983).


[6] Missaefor 5 to 7 Voices (Antwerp, 1602); [39] Cantiones aliquot sacrae for 6 to 8 Voices, quibus addita sunt[29] alogia monnulla (Douai, 1578); 14 motets, Laudes vespertinae B. Mariae Virginis (Antwerp, 1604); etc. Chansons...livre premier, contenant chansons spirituelles for 5 Voices (Antwerp, 1589); Chansons...livre second for 5 Voices (Antwerp, 1590); Chansons...livre troisième for 5 Voices (Antwerp, 1590); Chansons...livre quatrième for 6 to 8 Voices (Antwerp, 1591); Chansons...tant spirituelles que prophanes for 5 Voices (Antwerp, 1606–07); etc.


J.Stellfeld, A. P.: Zijne leven, zijne werken (Louvain, 1943).

—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire