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Senfl, Ludwig
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(c. 1486, Basel – between Dec 2, 1542, and Aug 10, 1543, Munich). In 1496 Senfl became a choirboy at the court of Emperor Maximilian I; after the death of H. Isaac in 1527, Senfl succeeded him as court composer. In 1523 Senfl was appointed director of the court musicians of Duke William IV in Munich. He sympathized with the Reformation and had contacts with Luther and the Protestant duke Albert of Prussia. His reputation rests on both secular Lieder and Masses (ordinaries and propers), Magnificats, psalm settings, hymns, and responsories. In archaic style, h…

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Boisits, Barbara, “Senfl, Ludwig”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 05 December 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_025454>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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