(b Rome, c.1550; d Rome, 1602).
It. composer who was at the Medici Court in Florence and a member of Camerata. One of first to use basso continuo. Wrote at least 4 early mus.‐dramas to texts by Guidiccioni and a morality‐play, forerunner of oratorio, La rappresentazione di anima e di corpo (The Representation of Soul and Body) to a text by Manni, f.p. 1600.