LUDWIG SENFL (1486 - 1543)
Senfl occupied an important position as a composer during the period of the Reformation in Germany. Swiss by birth, he was active in Germany, briefly working for the Emperor Maximilian, before securing a position at Munich at the court of the Bavarian Elector.
Senfl's music includes Mass settings, settings of the Proper of the Mass, Vespers and motets on Latin texts.
Secular Vocal Music
Senfl wrote a quantity of Lieder for four voices, music of some historical importance, with the changes taking place in the cultural climate of the time.