1503977A Dictionary of Music and Musicians — CrequillonJames Robert Sterndale-Bennett


CREQUILLON or CRECQUILLON, one of the most distinguished musicians of the Netherland school in the period between that of Josquin des Prés and that of Lassus and Palestrina (1520–1560). He was attached to the chapel of the Emperor Charles V at Madrid. His compositions are even more numerous than those of his contemporaries Clemens non Papa and Gombert. His masses, motets and chansons appear in all the great collections printed at Louvain and Antwerp in the second half of the 16th century, and some of his works were printed in 1544 (i.e. probably in his life time) at Venice by Gardano.