Vento, Ivo de

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Vento, Ivo de

Vento, Ivo de, organist and composer; b. 1544; d. Munich, 1575. He was a choirboy at the Bavarian Hofkapelle in Munich (1556-59), then studied organ with Claudio Merulo in Venice (1560); within a few years, he returned to Munich to serve as 3rdorganist at the Hofkapelle. After holding the post of choirmaster at the Landshut court (1568-69), he resumed his duties in Munich, where he sometimes served as sole organist. He became best known for his Heder, which influenced such composers as Lechner and Hassler.


(all publ, in munich): VOCAL: Sacred: Latinae cantiones, quas vulgo moteta vocantfor 4 Voices (1569); Latinae cantiones, quas vulgo moteta vocantfor 5 Voices (1570); Liber motetorumfor 4 Voices (1571); Mutetae aliquot sacraefor 4 Voices (1571); also 3 masses for 4 to 6 Voices in MS. Secular: Neue teutsche Liedleinfor 5 Voices (1569); Neue teutsche Liederfor 4 to 6 Voices (1570); Neue teutsche Liederfor 4 Voices, samt zweien Dialogen (1570); Neue teutsche Liederfor 3 Voices (1572); Schöne auserlesene neue teutscheLieder for 4 Voices (1572); Teutsche Liederfor 5 Voices, samt einem Dialogofor 8 Voices (1573); 5 motetae, 2 madrigalia, (2) gallicae 4 germanicaefor 5 and 8 to 9 Voices (1575); other madrigals in contemporary collections.


K. Huber, I. d.V. (ca. 1540-1575) (Lindenberg im Allgäu, 1918).

—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire