Lupi, Johannes

Date of birth: c.1506
Date of death: 1539

Johannes Lupi (Jean Leleu, c. 1506-1539) was a Franco-Flemish composer of the Renaissance of the generation after Josquin Desprez. Not very important but very skilled polyphonist, mainly active in Cambrai, where he was raised as a choirboy and he became master of the choirboys at the Cambrai Cathedral. Often fired from his job and re-hired again. He had a poor health and died young. His style is related to that of Nicolas Gombert with densely textured polyphony and rich imitation. He wrote masses and motets, that were often printed by Pierre Attaignant. It is not recorded, but probably he served the Habsburg court, regarding his mass dedicated to Emperor Carlos V.
Cees Wagemakers, 2018 (source: Wikipedia)