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.


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


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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