Biography of Jacques Arcadelt (1500-1568) Franco-Flemish composer. Jacques Arcadelt Biography by Anne Feeney + Follow Artist. Jacques Arcadelt (also called Jacob Arcadelt) (born probably in Liège, 1504 or 1505; died Paris, 14 October 1568) was a Franco-Flemish composer in the Renaissance period. He was an extremely popular composer of madrigals and chansons.. We know hardly anything about his early life, but we know he was living in Rome by 1539 whe was made a member of the Julian Chapel. Jacques Arcadelt Biography (Wikipedia) Jacques Arcadelt (also Jacob Arcadelt; c. 1507 â 14 October 1568) was a Franco-Flemish composer of the Renaissance, active â¦ While little is known about his early life, a Flemish origin along with a French upbringing has been suggested from variations on the spelling of his name, and he may originally have been from the vicinity of Liège or Namur, in present-day Belgium. Biography andmusic of Jacques Arcadelt (ca. An excellent copy of the first four books of the madrigals, with other selected compositions of Arcadelt, is contained in the library of the British Museum. Wikipedia Biography Jacques Arcadelt (also Jacob Arcadelt; c. 1507 â 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. Towards 1530 it was associated with the Court of the Medicis in Florence. While the madrigal is thought of as an Italian and later an English style, it grew from Franco-Flemish polyphonic roots as much as from Italian chordal song styles such as the frottola. Jacques Arcadelt (also Jacob Arcadelt; c. 1507 â 14 October 1568) was a Franco-Flemish composer. Circa 1507-1568. In 1539, he/she published four books of madrigals. 1507â1568. Jacques Arcadelt (also Jacob Arcadelt) (1504 or 1505 – October 14, 1568) was a Franco-Flemish composer of the middle to late Renaissance, principally of madrigals and chanson s. Most likely he was born in Liège, and he died in Paris.. Little is known about his early life, but he is known to have been in Rome by 1539, at which time he was made a member of the Julian Chapel. At Paris and Lyons many of his French songs were published, including "L'excellence des chansons musicales" (Lyons, 1572) and "Chansons françaises à plusieurs parties" (Lyons, 1586). Introduction The Lute Player, by Caravaggio (reading music by Arcadelt) Biography. Jacob Arcadelt. A year later was master of the Sistine Chapel. Composer Biography Jacques Arcadelt, Arcadelt also spelled Archadelt or Arcadet, Jacques also called Jacob, also spelled Jakob (born c. 1504, Liège? Jacques Arcadelt [Jacobus, Jacob, Archadelt, Arcadet] (né le 10 août 1507 à Namur, mort le 14 octobre 1568 à Paris) est un chanteur et un compositeur de lâécole franco-flamande, surtout actif à Florence, Rome et Paris.Sa riche production touche toutes les formes de musique en usage à son époque, en particulier le madrigal et la chanson. Biography. Jacques Arcadelt (also Jacob Arcadelt; c. 1507 â 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.