Agricola, Alexander

About 1470-about 1506

A great celebrity of the Fifteenth Century. He was in the service of Lorenzo de Medici at Florence and afterward at Milan. In 1505, he followed Philip I. to Castile, where he remained till he died, probably about 1506. He wrote many masses and motets, also sacred and secular songs. He was particularly noted for a grand and heavy style of music but lacked lightness and humor. A volume of five of his masses was published at Venice in 1503.