The epistolary text “De formando studio” from the humanist Rudolf Agricola was addressed to Barbireau. This, it really is thought, signifies Barbireu’s curiosity about teaching though it could not end up being ascertained concerning whether Jacques acquired any learners. He was certainly the “maitre de chapelle” at Notre Dame in Antwerp. Under his path the choir elevated its associates but a lot of the music he’s thought to possess composed was demolished using the Cathedral’s collection. Known compositions consist of “Missa Virgo parens Christi” and a tune for three voices “Een vroylic wesen” which collected worldwide acclaim. Barbireau’s music was texturally solid and harmonically tempered.