Utendal, Alexander


Church composer; born in the Netherlands, but early in life moved to Germany, where most of his life was spent. He was chamber musician, and later, chapelmaster to Archduke Ferdinand of Austria, at Innspruck, where he died. Many of his published church-pieces are in the public library at Munich. His known works date from 1570 to 1577 and include seven psalmi pcenitentiales ; three books of motets for five, six and more voices; three masses for five and six voices; and Magnificats for four voices. He also published Froliche neue teutsche und franzosische Lieder, etc., mit vier, fünf und mehr Stimmen. Some motets by him are in Joannelli's Novus Thesaurus Musicus.