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Cornelis Schuyt

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Occupation  Composer Organist
Role  Organist
Name  Cornelis Schuyt
Notable work  Works

Cornelis Schuyt
Full Name  Cornelis Floriszoon Schuyt
Born  1557Leiden, Seventeen Provinces
Died  June 9, 1616, Leiden, Netherlands
Similar People  Camerata Trajectina, Carolus Hacquart, Nico van der Meel, Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck, Jacob Obrecht

Resting place  Pieterskerk, Leiden

Voi bramate ben mio madrigal by cornelis schuyt

Cornelis Floriszoon Schuyt (1557 – 9 June 1616) was a Dutch organist and Renaissance composer.


Cornelis Floriszoon Schuyt was born in Leiden in 1557. He was the son of Floris Corneliszoon Schuyt (1529/30–1601), the organist of two churches in Leiden, the Pieterskerk and the Hooglandse Kerk.

Schuyt made a study tour to Italy, where he was introduced to Renaissance music.

In 1593, Schuyt became an organist in the Pieterskerk and the Hooglandse Kerk, alongside his father. In 1601, after his father's death, he became the main organist in the Pieterskerk.

Schuyt published four volumes with compositions, with three volumes of madrigals. None of his organ music has survived.

Schuyt died on 9 June 1616 and was buried in the Pieterskerk, a church in Leiden.


His name is written in the main hall of the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

In Amsterdam-Zuid, Cornelis Schuytstraat (52.355215°N 4.87123°E / 52.355215; 4.87123) is a street named after him.


  • Il primo libro de madrigali a cinque voci (1600)
  • Hollandsche madrigalen met vijf, ses, ende acht stemmen (1603)
  • Hymeneo, overo Madrigali nuptiali et altri amorosi (1611)
  • Dodeci Padovane, et altretante Gagliarde Composte nelli dodeci modi (1611)
  • References

    Cornelis Schuyt Wikipedia