Regnart, Jacob



Netherlands composer; born in 1540 at Dpuai, Flanders. He was a choirboy in the Vienna Court Chapel, and later became vice-chapelmaster to tht Emperor at Prague. He held that office to the Archduke Ferdinand at Innsbruck, later becoming chief chapelmaster, and then returned to the Imperial Court at Ferdinand's death. His works include masses, motets, magnificats, etc., are dated from 1552 to 1611, some of which were published posthumously. He also wrote numerous German songs.