Layolle, Franciscus de

Born about the early part of the Sixteenth Century, probably in France. About 1540 he took up his residence in Florence as organist, and gained quite a reputation. He also taught Benvenuto Cellini. Between 1532 and 1540 he edited a book of ten masses for the Lyons music-printer, Jacques Moderne, among which are three masses and three motets by himself. His mass, Adieu, mes Amours, is considered an exceptionally fine work. As many of his works were printed in Lyons, it is probable that it was his birthplace. Many of his madrigals and motets are found in various collections.