Carlo Rossini

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Born: 3 March 1890 in Osimo, Ancona, Italy

Died: 6 August 1975

Biography: He was a priest and Moderator of the Roman Catholic Cathedral in Pittsburgh. Rev. Carlo Rossini was organist-conductor-composer who served 27 years as choirmaster at St. Paul's Catholic Cathedral in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He studied in the Pontifical Institute of Music in Rome and was invited to Pittsburgh to become the cathedral's organist and choirmaster. As chairman of the Diocesan Music Commission, Father Rossini implemented Church decrees on liturgical music to a point that elevated the Pittsburgh Catholic Diocese high in the music realm of the Church. He organized the Pittsburgh Polyphonic Choir which toured the nation. Father Rossini has composed 20 Masses, including his popular "Adeste fideles" Christmas Mass and his "Missa Solemnis", which he wrote for his Golden Jubilee on 19 May 1963. His compilations and arrangements of hymns, motets and incidental music number in the hundreds - 15 volumes of organ music, 10 volumes of motets and 6 volumes of chant. Summoned to Rome in 1950, he was commissioned to reorganize the Italian Society of St. Caecilia for church musicians. Pope Pius XII awarded him the Gold Medal "Benemerenti".

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"Cantate Domino"- Prima Anthologia Melodica (liturgica). 145 Cantus sacri tribus vocibus aequalibus quos composuit vel transcripsit Sac. Carlo Rossini, Ecclesiae Cathedralis Pittsburgensis Moderator. Editor: J. Fischer & Bro…Glen Rock, N.J., Harristown Road, 1930(?)

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