Ruggiero Giovannelli

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Born: 1560

Died: 7 January 1625


Ruggiero was born in Velletri, near Rome. It is likely he was a student of Palestrina, and succeeded him at St. Peter's in 1594. Though his output of sacred music declined sharply towards the end of his life, his music was popular and was reprinted several times. He retired from the Sistine Chapel in 1624 and died the following year.

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  • 1593 Sacrarum modulationum, quas vulgo motecta appellant, quae quinis, & octonis vocibus concinuntur, liber primus, Rome, Francesco Coattino
  • 1604 Motecta quinque vocum, liber secundus, Venice, Angelo Gardano


  • 1585 Gli sdruccioli, il primo libro de madrigali a quattro voci, Rome, Alessandro Gardano
  • 1586 Il primo libro de Madrigali a cinque voci, Venice, Angelo Gardano
  • 1588 Il primo libro delle villanelle et arie alla napolitana a tre voci, Rome, Alessandro Gardano
  • 1589 Gli sdruccioli a quattro voci, libro secondo, Venice, Angelo Gardano
  • 1593 Il secondo libro de Madrigali a cinque, Venice, Angelo Gardano
  • 1599 Il terzo libro de Madrigali a cinque voci, Venice, Angelo Gardano
  • 1605 Il primo libro de madrigali a tre voci, Venice, Angelo Gardano

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