Francesco Corteccia

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Born: 27 July 1502

Died: 7 June 1571


Francesco Corteccia was an Italian composer, organist, and teacher of the Renaissance. Not only was he one of the best known of the early composers of madrigals, and an important native Italian composer during a period of domination by composers from the Low Countries, but he was the most prominent musician in Florence for several decades during the reign of Cosimo I de' Medici.

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  • Musiche fatte nelle nozze dello illustrissimo Duca di Firenze, 4–9vv (Venice, 1539)
  • Libro primo de madrigali a quattro voci (Venice, 1544, 2/1547)
  • Libro secondo de madriali, 4vv (Venice, 1547)
  • Libro primo de madriali, 5–6vv (Venice, 1547): ed. in CMM, xxxii/8–10 (1981)
  • Responsoria omnia quintae ac sextae feriae sabbathique, 3–5vv (Venice, 1570)
  • Residuum cantici Zachariae Prophetae, et psalmi Davidis quinquagesimi, 4vv (Venice, 1570)
  • Canticorum liber primus, 6vv (quae passim motecta dicuntur) (Venice, 1571)
  • Canticorum liber primus, 5vv (quae passim motecta appelantur) (Venice, 1571)

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