maestro di cappella


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maestro di cappella

(dɪ kəˈpɛlə)
n
(Classical Music) a person in charge of an orchestra, esp a private one attached to the palace of a prince in Italy during the baroque period. See capellmeister
[Italian: master of the chapel]
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Born in Brescia in 1512 or 1513, Giovanni Contino worked in Trent under Cardinal Cristoforo Madruzzo, in Brescia as maestro di cappella (where he may have taught Luca Marenzio), and for Duke Guglielmo Gonzaga in Mantua, where he died in 1574.
Much has been lost, including librettos, volumes of accounts and receipts, and documents for the competitions for maestro di cappella and organist.
15601624), a member of the Franciscan convent of Santissima Annunziata a Porta di Montalto, served as maestro di cappella at the cathedral in Palermo as well as maestro of the Cappella Reale di Sicilia.
Like Monteverdi, he served as maestro di cappella at St.
Drawing on contemporaneous evidence, Kendrick offers several solutions: (1) the pitch standard was high in Lombardy, and even higher in some of the convents; (2) some nuns had unusually low voices; nuns who could sing tenor were reasonably plentiful; (3) entire pieces might be transposed upward, particularly by a fourth or a fifth; (4) the vocal bass might be transposed up an octave, thereby creating a contralto part (as suggested by the Milanese maestro di cappella Ignazio Donati).
Included also are details of maps (taken from the well-known engraved maps of Rome of the sixteenth-century) showing where Palestrina lived in Rome, and pictures of his various houses in Palestrina; depictions of all the churches in Rome with which he had the slightest connection (either as a singer, maestro di cappella, or simply because he once participated in a ceremony at the church); title pages of and musical excerpts from many of his publications and of anthology publications in which he figured (thereby underscoring the great popularity of some of his madrigals), engraved likenesses and some painted portraits of his papal patrons along with their funeral monuments or simple coffins; and portraits of the dedicatees of his editions.
A parte una fortunata rappresentazione del Cortigiano onesto nel carnevale del 1791 al Teatro Valle, i testi del commediografo romano non furono quasi mai rappresentati sulle pubbliche scene, e Il maestro di cappella, recitato subito dopo II cortigiano onesto, suscitb la collera "di una platea indispettita".
Provenzale served as maestro di cappella for two of these immensely important establishments, S.
he had the distinction of succeeding Handel as maestro di cappella to Prince Francesco Maria Ruspoli at the Palazzo Bonelli in Rome, vet his output is little known today.
Cio poi che piu d'ogn'altro rende utile e sicuro un tale negoziato si e che le spese del medesimo sono infinitamente minori di quelle di tutti gli altri Esteri Stampatori, che qui in Napoli nasce la musica, con che non e tenuta la Societa pagare gli originali che il Marescalchi e un Maestro di Cappella, capace quindi di distinguere il buono dal cattivo, onde stampare il migliore: che li prodotti finalmente della di lui Stamperia saranno, come sono e per incisione, e per stampa, e per forma de' piu corretti, de' piu esatti di tutti gli altri di qualunque stamperia dell'Europa.
Only in the last year of his life did he finally rise to the position of maestro di cappella.
Cammarano / posto in musica e dedicato al Suo Dilettissimo Cognato / Awocato Antonio Vasselli / da / Gaetano Donizetti / Maestro di Cappella di Camera e Compositore di Corte di S.