Pevernage, Andre

Pevernage, Andre a Belgian writer, was born in 1541 at Courtray. At first music teacher in the collegiate church at Courtray, he abandoned this place to settle in Antwerp, where he passed the last ten or twelve years of his life in the capacity of simple musician of the cathedral. He established in his house weekly concerts, and there was heard the most beautiful music of the composers then in repute. He died at Antwerp July 30, 1589. We have of his works, Cantiones sacrce (Antwerp, 1574-1591, 5 parts, 4to); some masses, religious fragments, and a collection compiled from different authors under the title of Harmonie celeste (ibid. 1583, 1593, 4to). See Paquot, Memoires. — Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, 39:776.

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