Mathias Hermann Werrecore (Fiamengo) (de Vlaming)

(ca 1523 - 1574)

Flemish composer, active in Milan, Italy. He was maestro di cappella at the Milan Cathedral, where a collection of his sacred motets appeared in 1555. His O Crux, viride lignum, in two partes, reveals his Netherlandish origin. The ground-plan of each part is the same: polyphony; chordal writing; polyphony (including an Alleluia section), the polyphonic portions being mostly imitative, but the repetition of texture not involving a repetition of content. Secular works also survive.

A Partial Mathias Hermann Werrecore Discography | IVD: Social Music In Italy | IVO: Sacred Music in the Italian Cinquecento outside Venice and Rome