According to the Internet source given below, Philippe de Monte was a Franco-Flemish composer. Widely travelled, he was in Naples (1541-1544) where he knew Orlando di Lassus
, Rome, Antwerp and England (1544-45) as a member of Queen Mary's chapel. He then returned to Naples and from 1568 until his death he was Kapellmeister to the Habsburg court (under Maximilian II and Rudolf II) in Vienna and Prague. He enjoyed two benefices at Cambrai Cathedral without actually having to go there. In addition to Orlando di Lassus, he was a friend of William Byrd
, his students Jean de Macque
and Jakob Regnart
A prolific composer, he wrote no fewer than 1,073 secular and 144 spiritual madrigals, forty-five chansons, 319 motets and thirty-eight Masses. There are also five books of similarly constructed spiritual madrigals.
||Philippe [Filippo di, Philippus de] de Monte
||Brief biography by HOASM