Pedro de Heredia

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Born: ca.1575

Died: 1648

Aliases: Piedro Heredia, Pietro Heredia, Pierre Herredia, Pietro Eredia, Pietro de Eredia


Italian composer, organist and priest of Spanish descent. born ca. 1575 in Vercelli deid 1648 in Rom.

Pietro Heredia studied at the collegio degli Innocenti in Vercelli and became a priest in October 1592. From 1595 to 1596 he entered the court of Carlo Emanuele I of Savoy in Turin as a musician, returned to Vercelli in 1597 and became Kapellmeister at the Cathedral of Vercelli, where he remained until 1610. 1623-1629 he was organist at St. Peter's in Rome and since 1639 Kapellmeister at the Pontificio Seminario Romano (Roman seminary) and at the church Il Gesù. (Source: )

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