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Schuyt (Schuijt), Cornelis (Floriszoon)

Schuyt (Schuijt), Cornelis (Floriszoon)

Schuyt (Schuijt), Cornelis (Floriszoon), eminent Netherlands organist and composer; b. Leiden, 1557; d. there, June 9, 1616. With the exception of a visit to Italy as a young man, he spent his entire life in his native city. He was named asst. town organist to his father in 1593, and was active at the Pieterskerk and the Hooglandsche Kerk; after his father’s death in 1601, he was appointed his successor as first organist at the Pieterskerk. The influence of Italian music is revealed in his masterful madrigals.


Works (all publ. in Leiden): II primo libro de madrigali for 5 Voices (1600); Hollandsche madrigalen for 5 to 6 and 8 Voices (1603); 12 padovante et altretante gagliarde…con 2 canzone alia francese, a 6 (1611); Hymneo, overo Madrigali nuptiali et altri amorosi for 6 Voices, con un echo doppio for 12 Voices (1611).


A. Annegarn, Floris en C. Schuyt: Muziek in Leiden van de vijftiende tot het begin van de zeventiende eeuw (Utrecht, 1973).

—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire

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