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Born: 1530-1594
Nationality: Franco-Flemish
Education/Training:
went to Manua, Sicily and Milan, where he met Spirito l'Hoste da Reggio, a madrigalist who was a formative influence
Best Known For:
chief representative of the polyphonic style created at the Frano-Flemish School; one of the three most famous composers at the end of the 16th century along with Palestrina and Victoria
Notable Compositions:
extremely diverse and prolific in his writing: over 2,000 works in all vocal genres in five languages, including madrigals, motets, masses, French chansons and German lieder; he is not known to have composed any purely instrumental music
 
Assignments:
worked as singer and composer for Constantino Castrioto in Naples, followed by a post working for Cosimo I de' Medici in Rome; maestro di cappella of Basiclica of Saint John Lateran; joined the court of the Duke of Bavaria, Albrecht V, where he became maestro di cappella
Curious Facts:
there is a rumor that he was kidnapped three times as a youth, due to the singular beauty of his singing voice
REPERTOIRE : Jubilate Deo
CONCERTDATES
16th Annual High School Choir Festival 05/03/2005
REPERTOIRE : Echo Song
CONCERTDATES
SING! 08/24/1996
11th Annual High School Choir Festival 05/05/2000
15th Annual High School Choir Festival 04/23/2004
REPERTOIRE : Ola! O Che Buon Eco
CONCERTDATES
Golden Voices and Gleaming Brass 02/27/1982
Golden Voices and Gleaming Brass 02/28/1982
Glories of the Renaissance 01/19/1974
REPERTOIRE : Mon Coeur de Recommande Vous
CONCERTDATES
SING! 08/24/1996
Burl Ives and the Roger Wagner Chorale 04/22/1978
A Cappella Concert 01/29/1977
Valentine's Concert 02/04/2000
11th Annual High School Choir Festival 05/05/2000
13th Annual High School Choir Festival 04/12/2002
15th Annual High School Choir Festival 04/23/2004
Choral Concerts for Young People 02/08/1969
Claremont Colleges Concert 03/25/1971
Soviet Union Tour: Kiev 05/18/1974
Soviet Union Tour: Riga, Latvia 05/22/1974
Soviet Union Tour: Leningrad 05/28/1974
Soviet Union Tour: Moscow 05/30/1974
REPERTOIRE : Bonjour Mon Coeur
CONCERTDATES
Burl Ives and the Roger Wagner Chorale 04/22/1978
A Cappella Concert 01/29/1977
Sixteenth and Seventeenth Century Music 02/15/1970
Choral Concerts for Young People 02/08/1969
Valentine's Concert 02/04/2000
French Connections 11/07/2010
Korean Cultural Center 11/03/2010
North American Congress of the Laity Concert 02/17/1978
REPERTOIRE : Je L'ayme Bien
CONCERTDATES
LAMC Presents: Roger Wagner Chorale On Tour 04/17/1974
REPERTOIRE : Tutto lo Di
CONCERTDATES
13th Annual High School Choir Festival 04/12/2002
REPERTOIRE : O Crux Splendidior
CONCERTDATES
Renaissance: Reawakened 11/16/2014
REPERTOIRE : Lagrime di San Pietro (Tears of St. Peter)
CONCERTDATES
Lagrime di San Pietro (Tears of St. Peter) 10/29/2016
Lagrime di San Pietro (Tears of St. Peter) 10/30/2016
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