Aliases: Carl/Carolus/Charles Luyt[h]on
Died: 2 August 1620
Biography Luython joined the Hapsburg chapel of Maximilian II in Vienna as a chorister in 1566 under Philippe de Monte and Jacobus Vaet. He traveled to Italy after his voice broke in 1571 and returned 1576. The following year he was appointed organist at Rudolf II's court in Prague, and in 1603 he succeeded Monte as court composer. After the emperor's death in 1612 Luython fell into financial straights and was forced to sell off a remarkable enharmonic harpsichord with 5 broken sharps.
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List of choral works
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- Il primo libro de madrigali, 5vv (Venice, 1582)
- Popularis anni jubilus, 6vv (Prague, 1609)
- Selectissimarum sacrarum cantionum … fasciculus primus, 6vv (Prague, 1603)
- Opus musicum in Lamentationes Hieremiae prophetae, 6vv (Prague, 1604))
- Liber primus missarum, 3–7vv (Prague, 1609))