Jacobus Clemens non Papa
Aliases: Jacques Clément; Jacob Clemens, Clemanes
Born: c. 1510-15
Died: 1555 or 1556?
Belgian composer, first noted as "Jacobus Clement Pbro" (a priest) at St. Donatien in Bruges in 1544 and subsequently associated with the court of Charles V and active in Ypres and Leiden. The epithet "non papa" ('not a pope') was added by the publisher Tielman Susato, perhaps more in jest than to avoid actual confusion with Pope Clement VII (1478-1534). Jacobus Vaet published a lament in 1558 alluding to a violent death; a ms. of Hic est vere martyr bears the inscription "Ultimum opus Clementis non Papæ anno 1555 21 aprilis".
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A more extensive survey and worklist is available in French.
List of choral works
Motets (in 9 principal collections)
Souterliedekens or metrical psalter for 3 voices (Antwerp, 1556–7)
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