(Senfel; Senffl; ca. 1486/92 [most probably 1486]-probably ca. 1542/43 [1555?]). RC composer; b. Basel [or Zurich?], Switz.; pupil of H. Isaak* and succeeded him at the court of Maximilian* I from ca. 1512/17; court conductor Munich ca. 153040. M. Luther thought highly of his music; some believe Senfl was a Luth. at heart. Compositions based on chorales used only pre-Reformation, not Luth., chorales. Works include masses, motets, Magnificats.
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