Born: early 1480's?
Died: before 1552
Verdelot is presumably only a nickname, his actual family name being Deslouges. Attaignant published Sancta Maria succurre miseris in 1529 mentioning Deslouges, and subsequently reprinted it in 1543 labelling it under Verdelot. Verdelot is actually a municipality in the county of Rebais (Seine-et-Marne, France). Les loges is a hamlet in this municipality. The etymology of his name is more amply discussed in Etude bio-bibliographique sur Philippe Verdelot by Anne-Marie Bragard, published in 1964 as a thesis for the Brussels Science Academy.
Vasari states that in 1511 the artist Sebastiano del Piombo painted Verdelot, and the apparent age of the subject in 2 surviving paintings put forward as candidates for that portrait allows a guess at his birthdate. Verdelot was dead by 1552, and there is no evidence that he survived 1530 the siege of Florence and the ensuing plague.
View the Wikipedia article on Philippe Verdelot.
List of choral works
- Il primo libro de madrigali 1533
- Il secondo libro de madrigali 1534
- Il terzo libro de madrigali 1537
- Madrigali a cinque voci 1538
- Madrigali a sei voci 1541