a native of Tholen in Zeeland, and a singer in the Papal Chapel from 1538-65, when he was pensioned. An 8-part m otet of his composition, ' Laetamini in Domino,' is included in Uhlard's ' Concentus octo . . . vocum ' (Augsburg, 1545), and a 6-part motet, ' Tua est potentia,' in the * Selectissimae cantiones ultra centum ' (Augsburg, 1540). Also two books of madrigals for 4, 5 and 6 voices are said to have been published by Gardano (Venice, 1559), and two madrigals, * Fedel quel sempre fui ' and ' Scarpella si vedra,' are contained in the collection first published in 1555 by Barre of Rome (see Vogel, Bibl. der ged. weltl. Vocalmusik Italiens). Dankerts was one of those who adhered strictly to the old Netherland school, and remained uninfluenced by the new art that had grown up around them. He gained great celebrity as judge in the dispute between two ecclesiastical musicians, Vicentino and Lusitano, upon the nature of the scales on which the music of their time was constructed. Dankerts was obliged to defend his verdict against Vicentino, in a learned and exhaustive treatise on the matter in dispute, the original MS. of which is preserved in the Vallicellan library a t Rome. A full account of this controversy is given by Hawkins. j. r . s. b .