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Agostino Agazzari

(c. 1578—1640)


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(1578–c.1640), Italian composer and music theorist, born in Siena. He worked in Rome as a choirmaster, and in 1607 returned permanently to Siena to become the cathedral organist and choirmaster. His works include Eumelio, a pastoral drama performed in Rome in 1606; Del sonare sopra 'l basso … nel conserto (1607), a treatise on the art of accompanying an ensemble from an unfigured bass; La musica ecclesiastica (1638), on the implementation of the decrees of the Council of Trent concerning church music, and several volumes of original compositions.

From The Oxford Dictionary of the Renaissance in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700).


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