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Gerard van Turnhout (Composer)

Born: c. 1520, Turnhout, Belgium

Died: 15th September 1580, Madrid, Spain

Nationality: Flemish

Geert van Turnhout was a Flemish composer, who became master of the Flemish chapel (capilla flamenca) in Spain.

He was born in Turnhout. He had a younger brother, also a composer, Jan van Turnhout. Turnhout was employed first at Antwerp, then at the Church of St Gummarus, Lier, Belgium, (maître de chapelle 1559), then in 1562 back to the Cathedral of Our Lady (Antwerp) where he was made maître de chant in 1563.

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