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Rener, Adam

Rener, Adam

Rener, Adam , South Netherlands composer and singer; b. Liège, c. 1485; d. Altenburg, c. 1520. He was a boy chorister at the court of Emperor Maximilian in 1498. After training in Burgundy (1500–03), he returned to Maximilian’s court as a composer. From 1507 to 1517 he was a singer and composer at the court of the Saxon Elector in Torgau. Rener helped to introduce the Netherlands style of composition to Germany. Among his extant works are 9 masses, 8 Magnificats, 4 Proper motet cycles and 18 other motets, and 13 lieder.


J. Kindermann, Die Messen A. R.s (diss., Univ. of Kiel, 1962); R. Parker, The Motets of A. R., c. 1485-c. 1520 (diss., Univ. of Tex. at Austin, 1963).

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