Giovanni Giacomo Gastoldi
c.1556 - 1609
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G.G. Gastoldi
Giovanni Giacomo Gastoldi (c.1554 - 04/01/1609), an Italian composer, born in Caravaggio. Gastoldi was in the chapel of the Gonzaga family in Mantua, eventually as maestro di cappella( succeeding Giaches de Wert) from 1572 until 1608; then probably moved to Milan. Among his compositions are madrigals, a variety of sacred vocal music, and a small amount of instrumental music. Most prominent and influential, however, are his two sets of balletti, strophic vocal dance-songs with passages of nonsense syllables. These were often reprinted, widely known, and much imitated, especially outside Italy (e.g., by Thomas Morley). He died in Cremona. &
Contributor:Tassos Dimitriadis (picture)
Officium defunctorum integrum
Period:Late Renaissance
Composed in:1607
Musical form:mass
Text/libretto:Latin mass
Officium defunctorum integrum, composed in 1607, for 4 voices. Musical form and text: Latin mass, complete text.
Source:Bärenreiter's Allgemeine Enzyklopädie der Musik
Contributor:Hermann Puchta