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Vannarelli [Vanarelli], Francesco Antonio

John Harper

in Oxford Music Online

Published in print January 2001 |
Published online January 2001 | e-ISBN: 9781561592630 | DOI:

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(b Rome, c1615; d ?Padua, after 1676). Italian composer. He became a Franciscan conventual friar and on 14 May 1646 magister musices of his order. In 1647 he became maestro di cappella of SS Apostoli, Rome. From 23 February 1649 he was maestro di cappella of Spoleto Cathedral, but in 1650 he took a similar post at Terni Cathedral. In 1653 he was maestro di cappella to Cardinal Rapaccioli. On 26 March 1656 he was reappointed to Spoleto Cathedral but left in 1658, only to return on 12 May 1659. He remained at Spoleto with frequent, generally short, breaks until the end of 1665. His publication of 1668 names him as maestro di cappella of Orvieto Cathedral. On 9 March 1674 he directed the fourth oratorio of the Arciconfraternita del SS Crocifisso in S Marcello, Rome, and a ‘soprano del padre Vannarelli’ (presumably a pupil) sang in the third choir. From ...

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Subjects: Baroque Music

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