Galliculus, Johannes

Date of birth: c.1490

About Johannes Galliculus very little is known. His name is Latinized from Johann Hähnel or Hennel. He was born about 1490 in Dresden, Germany. He was a music theorist and composer. He studied at the Leipzig University, and was infected by the ideas of Martin Luther. He wrote theoretical books on the conversion of the Latin mass to the needs of the Reformation. Besides that he wrote sacred music. His Marcus Passion is an important work for the early protestant German music. He is considered a successor of Heinrich Isaac.
Cees Wagemakers, 2018