Jan Simonides Montanus

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Jan Simonides Montanus was a Czech composer of the Renaissance era.

Birth and Death[edit]

He was born in Kutná Hora between 1530 and 1540, died at the same place 1587.

Ultraquism[edit]

He was an Utraquist and belonged to favourite authors of the times. His works represent late 16th century Utraquist polyphony.

Compositions[edit]

He was a schoolmaster at the St. Barbara’s Church. Today are known 22 of his opuses, but only one them - the composition "Aurea Luce" has been preserved whole in the Český Krumlov’s song collection. He composed masses with Latin lyrics motets and songs in both Czech and Latin.

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