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Born: about 1450
Died: 26 March 1517
Isaac is believed to have been born in Flanders. He divided much of his career between the summer court of Maximilian I and his house in Florence, where he was a friend of Machiavelli and played organ at the Duomo (few surviving keyboard works can be confidently attributed to him); the lament Innsbruck, ich muss dich lassen was occasioned by these seasonal migrations, and became the Hymntune INNSBRUCK. His most ambitious project was the Choralis Constantinus, a collection of music for all the feasts of the year in the calendar of the Constance cathedral.
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List of choral works
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- Choralis Constantinus (3 vols, 1550-55)