Verdelot, Philippe


Flemish composer; one of the first to compose madrigals. Very little is known of his life. He went to Italy and lived in Florence between 1530 and 1540. Some of his works were printed in France as early as 1530. He was a singer at St. Mark's, Venice, and Guicciardini claims he died before 1567. His last publication is dated 1549. His madrigals were printed in all the principal collections of France, Belgium, Italy and Germany. Some of his church-music is also found at Toledo, with that of other Flemish composers. His oldest publication is a book of madrigals for lute, arranged by Adrian Willaert.