Orazio Vecchi

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Orazio Vecchi

Aliases: Horatio Vecchi

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Baptized: 6 December 1550

Died: 19 February 1605

Orazio Vecchi was an Italian Renaissance composer born in December of 1550 in the city of Modena. One of his first madrigals was "Volgi cor lasso" (from his first book of four-voiced madrigals) composed early in 1566. He started his early career, aged sixteen, as the chapel organist in his local church in Modena. He later determined to enter a priestly order, and in 1586 attained a canonship in the cathedral at Correggio. In 1591 he was appointed to the arch-deaconry and participated in the editorship of the Roman Graduale, published in Venice by Gardano. He died on February 19, 1605 and was buried in the family vault in the Chiesa del Carmine at Modena.

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  • Motetti a otto voci libro primo (Venice, 1579)
  • Canzonette libro primo a quattro voci (Venice, 1580) – not the first edition
  • Canzonette libro secondo a quattro voci (Venice, 1580)
  • Madrigali a sei voci libro primo (Venice, 1583)
  • Canzonette libro terzo a quattro voci (Venice, 1585)
  • Lamentationes cum quattuor paribus vocibus (Venice, 1587)
  • Canzonette a sei voci libro primo (Venice, 1587)
  • Madrigali a cinque voci libro primo (Venice, 1589)
  • Motecta quaternis, quinis, senis, et octonis vocibus (Venice, 1590)
  • Selva di varia ricreatione (Venice, 1590)
  • Canzonette libro quarto a quattro voci (Venice, 1590)
  • Convito musicale (Venice, 1597)
  • L'Amfiparnaso (Venice, 1597)
  • Canzonette a tre voci (Venice, 1597) (with Gemignano Capilupi)
  • Sacrarum cantionum (Venice, 1597)
  • Le Veglie di Siena (Venice, 1604)
  • Hymni qui per totum annum in Ecclesia Romana concinuntur cum quatuor vocibus (Venice, 1604)
  • Missarum senis et octonis vocibus liber primus (Venice, 1607)
  • Dialoghi a sette et otto voci (Venice, 1608)

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