JACOB OBRECHT (1450 - 1505)
Jacob Obrecht was a leading composer of the dominant Netherlands school in the later 15th century, with a career that took him from Bergen op Zoom as far as Ferrara, where he died in 1505.
Obrecht wrote some thirty settings of the ordinary of the Mass, using various contemporary forms. In common with many other composers of the time he wrote a setting using the well-known popular song L’homme armé. A similar number of motets include a number of Marian antiphons. Relatively little of Obrecht’s secular vocal music has survived.