ARNOLD VON BRUCK (1500 - 1554)
The Netherlands composer Arnold von Bruck, born in Bruges, was a chorister
in the chapel of Charles V. Ordained priest, in 1527 he became court Kapellmeister to Charles V's brother Archduke Ferdinand, later Ferdinand I, holding benefices
in Ljubljana and Zagreb, and later in Vienna and finally in Linz, where he died
in 1554. His surviving compositions include sacred Latin works in the style
of Josquin and sacred and secular songs in German, evidence of his pre-eminent
position as a composer in the Austrian territories of his day.