The Venetian School of Music

The Venetian School of Music

The Venetian School of Music The Venetian School of Music, describes both the composers working in Venice from about 1550 to around 1610 and the music they produced. The Venetian "polychoral" compositions of the late 16th century, involved spatially separate choirs...

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Annibale Padovano

Annibale Padovano

Annibale Padovano, Venetian School composer and organist of the late Renaissance and one of the early developers of keyboard music. Born in Padua in 1527, he was first organist at St Mark’s in Venice, from 1552 to 1565 and enjoyed a fruitful relationship with second...

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Andrea Gabrieli

Andrea Gabrieli

Andrea Gabrieli, was a prolific and versatile composer and organist of the “Venetian School”, of the late Renaissance musical era. He was born between 1532-1533 and died in 1585. Equally adept in sacred, instrumental and social music; he created a “grand ceremonial...

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Claudio Monteverdi

Claudio Monteverdi

Claudio Monteverdi, was a choirmaster, musician, priest and composer of secular and sacred music and a pioneer in the development of opera. His career spanned sixty years and is considered a crucial transitional figure, between the Renaissance and Baroque periods of...

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Costanzo Porta

Costanzo Porta

Costanzo Porta, was a composer, teacher and expert contrapuntist of the late musical Renaissance and associated with the Venetian School. Around 1550, he is thought to have studied with "maestro di cappella" Adrian Willaert, at St. Mark's Basilica in Venice; the...

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Gioseffo Guami

Gioseffo Guami

Gioseffo Guami, (1540/2-1611) was a Venetian School composer, organist, teacher and singer of the late Renaissance. In 1588, he was appointed as first organist St. Mark's Basilica under the “maestro di cappella”, Gioseffo Zarlino; until he left for Lucca in 1591.   A...

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Baldassare Donato

Baldassare Donato

Baldassare Donato, was a composer and singer of the late Renaissance; representing the more progressive trend in the Venetian School era. He was finally appointed “maestro di cappella” of the prestigious St. Mark's Basilica in 1580; after significant divisions between...

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Vincenzo Bellavere

Vincenzo Bellavere

Vincenzo Bellavere (aka Bell'haver), Venetian School, organist and composer of madrigals and a few works in the grand polychoral style. Born around 1540-1541, probably in Venice, he achieved the prestigious post of first organist at St Mark’s Basilica in 1586; but...

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Girolamo Dalla Casa

Girolamo Dalla Casa

Girolamo Dalla Casa, a “Venetian School” composer-performer of the late Renaissance and part of a virtuoso ensemble, with his two brothers. In 1568, Girolamo, along with his two brothers Giovanni and Nicolò, were hired as an instrumental ensemble, under the direction...

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Nicola Vincentino

Nicola Vincentino

Nicola Vincentino, Italian composer and music theorist of the late Renaissance; was one of the most progressive musicians of that era. Born in 1511 in Vincenza, he was thought to have early associations to Adrian Willaert of the Venetian School; probably as a student....

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