Vaet, Jacques


Imperial chapel-singer in Vienna under Charles V., Ferdinand I. and Maximilian. He is known to have occupied this position as early as 1520. He was also court-composer, composing the motet, In Laudem Serenissimi Principis Ferdinandi Archiducis Austrian, also the motet, In Laudem Invictissimi Romanorum Imperatoris Maximiliani II. Most of his works are contained in P. Joannelli's Novus Thesaurus Musicus, published in Venice in 1568. Some of his works are now in the archives of the Pontifical Chapel, Rome. His eight-voice Te Deum and a Miserere are held to be his masterpieces. He composed many motets and a number of songs.