Jacques Arcadelt (also Jacob Arcadelt; c. 1507 – 14 October 1568) was a Franco-Flemish composer of the Renaissance, active in both Italy and France, and principally known as a composer of secular vocal music. Although he also wrote sacred vocal music, he was one of the most famous of the early composers of madrigals; his first book of madrigals, published within a decade of the appearance of the earliest examples of the form, was the most widely printed collection of madrigals of the entire era. In addition to his work as a madrigalist, and distinguishing him from the other prominent early composers of madrigals – Philippe Verdelot and Costanzo Festa – he was equally prolific and adept at composing chansons, particularly late in his career when he lived in Paris.
Arcadelt was the most influential member of the early phase of madrigal composition, the "classic" phase; it was through Arcadelt's publications, more than those of any other composer, that the madrigal became known outside of Italy. Later composers considered Arcadelt's style to represent an ideal; later reprints of his first madrigal book were often used for teaching, with reprints appearing more than a century after its original publication.
Birth and Death Data: Born 1505 (Namur), Died 1568 (Paris)
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1910 - 1939
Roles Represented in DAHR: composer, arranger
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Victor||C-8773||12-in.||3/31/1910||Ave Maria||Paulist Choristers of Chicago||Male vocal chorus||composer|
|Victor||B-11186||10-in.||11/6/1911||Chanson Lorraine||Edmond Clément||Tenor vocal solo, with piano||arranger|
|Victor||B-15804||10-in.||3/17/1915||II bianco cigno||Raymond Dixon [i.e., Lambert Murphy]||Male vocal solo, with harp and lute||composer|
|Victor||BVE-15804||10-in.||9/21/1926||II bianco cigno||Raymond Dixon [i.e., Lambert Murphy]||Male vocal solo, with harp and lute||composer|
|Victor||BVE-37860||10-in.||3/21/1927||Ave Maria||Palestrina Choir||Chorus, unaccompanied||composer|
|Victor||BVE-45217||10-in.||5/28/1928||Ave Maria||Nicola A. Montani ; Palestrina Choir||Mixed chorus, unaccompanied||composer|
|Victor||CVE-48958||12-in.||4/5/1929||Ave Maria||Alexander Russell||Organ solo||composer|
|Victor||BS-022385||10-in.||5/9/1938||Ave Maria||Harl McDonald ; University of Pennsylvania Choral Society||Mixed vocal chorus, unaccompanied||composer|
|Victor||BS-023911||10-in.||6/27/1938||Ave Maria||Boston Pops Orchestra ; Arthur Fiedler||Orchestra||composer|
|Victor||BS-030724||10-in.||12/17/1938||Il bianco e dolce cigno||Trapp Family Choir ; Franz Wasner||Mixed vocal chorus, unaccompanied||composer|
|Brunswick||E18611-E18613||10-in.||3/30/1926||Ave Maria||Fordham University Glee Club||Male vocal chorus||composer|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Arcadelt, Jacob," accessed July 30, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104096.
Arcadelt, Jacob. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved July 30, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104096.
"Arcadelt, Jacob." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 30 July 2021.
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