Giovanni Bernardino Nanino

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Born: ca. 1560

Died: 21 or 26 May 1623


The younger brother of Giovanni Maria Nanino, who he succeeded at S Luigi dei Francesi (Rome) in 1591. In 1608 he became maestro di cappella at S Lorenzo in Damaso, a small church near the residence of Cardinal Montalto, an important patron.

View the Wikipedia article on Giovanni Bernardino Nanino.

List of choral works

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  • Motecta, 2–4vv (Rome, 1610)
  • Motecta, liber secundus, 1–5vv, bc (Rome, 1611)
  • Motecta, liber tertius, 1–5vv, bc (Rome, 1612; 1, ed. J. Killing, Kirchenmusikalische Schätze Düsseldorf, ?1910)
  • Motecta, liber quartus, 1–5vv, bc (Rome, 1618)
  • Salmi vespertini, 4 & 8vv (Rome, 1620; four ed. K. Proske, Musica divina, i/3, ii/2 Regensburg, 1860–74)
  • Venite exultemus, 3vv, bc (Assisi, 1620)


  • Il primo libro de madrigali, 5vv (Venice, 1588)
  • Il secondo libro de madrigali, 5vv (Venice, 1599)
  • Il terzo libro de madrigali, 5vv (Rome, 1612)

External links

Works by Giovanni Bernardino Nanino in the Petrucci Music Library (IMSLP)