Giovanni Ferretti

(c. 1540—1609)

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(bc.1540; d after 1609).

It. composer. Choirmaster Ancona Cath., 1575–9, at Gemona 1586–8, and at Santa Casa, Loreto, 1580–2 and 1596–1603. His ‘canzoni alla napolitana’ for 5 vv., of which he pubd. 5 books and 2 for 6 vv., were popular throughout Eur. Thomas Morley acknowledged his influence.

Subjects: Music.

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