Andrea Gabrieli (c. 1520 - 1586)
An Italian composer of the Venetian
school, studied with Adrian Willaert, and
was the uncle and teacher of Giovanni Gabrieli.
After extensive travel in Germany and Bohemia, Andrea became organist at
Mark's in Venice, where he achieved a great reputation as organist.
He was a prolific composer of both choral and instrumental music, ranging
from massive sacred works to madrigals.
Many of his larger compositions exhibit the polychoral
tradition of the Venetian school established by Willaert.