(b Montegiorgio, Ascoli Piceno, 16 Nov. 1881; d Montegiorgio, 28 Dec. 1928). Italian composer, conductor, musicologist, and teacher. As a historian and a choral conductor, he led the revival of interest in early Italian choral music. His research into equal divisions of the octave led to the construction of a ‘pentaphonic harmonium’, which he used in his only opera, Mirra (Rome, 1920). He also wrote a Requiem for chorus, and many songs.
From The Oxford Companion to Music in Oxford Reference.