Jacobus Clemens non Papa

Jacobus Clemens non Papa Sheet Music

  • Born
    c. 1510
  • Died
    c. 1556
  • Birthplace
    Probably Middelburg, Zeeland

Jacobus Clemens non Papa (also Jacques Clément or Jacob Clemens non Papa) was a Netherlandish composer of the Renaissancebased for most of his life in Flanders. He was a prolific composer in many of the current styles, and was especially famous for his polyphonic settings of the psalms in Dutchknown as the Souterliedekens. Unlike many of his contemporaries, Clemens seems never to have traveled to Italy, with the result that Italian influence is absent in his music. He represents the northern European dialect of the Franco-Flemish style