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2 Simphonie a 4 (1648) - 4 Scores

By Maurizio Cazzati

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SATB instruments with optional basso continuo
Composed by Maurizio Cazzati (1620-1677). Early Music Library. 4 Scores. Published by London Pro Musica (MM.EML0363).

Item Number: MM.EML0363

Maurizio Cazzati (c. 1620-1677) was one of the most prolific Italian composers of instrumental music of his time. An ordained priest/ he worked as maestro di cappella in Mantova, Ferrara and Bergamo, before settling down in that capacity at S. Petronio in Bologna, where he greatly expanded the musical establishment. Cazzatis music is often unorthodox, and can appear a little crude on paper: indeed he was the victim of a vilification campaign by the organist at S. Petronio, a certain Arresti, who found "errors" in one of his masses. However, practical experience has brought his work into a more positive light, and much of his music turns out to be charming and most effective.