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Gabrieli, Andrea

 

Born between 1510 and 1520, in Venice; died in 1586, in Venice. Italian composer.

Gabrieli began his career in 1536 as a singer; in 1558 he was named organist of the Church of St. Jeremiah (Venice) and in 1584 first organist of St. Mark’s Cathedral. A leading member of the Venetian school, he wrote ecclesiastical compositions for several choruses with orchestra and two organs. He also wrote secular compositions, music for festive ceremonies (the victory at Lepanto in 1571, the opening of the Olimpico Theater in Vicenza in 1585), madrigals, and organ pieces. Gabrieli’s students and successors include H. L. Hassler, G. Croce, O. Vecchi, A. Banchieri, and G. Gabrieli.

REFERENCE

Benvenuti, G. Andrea e Giovanni Gabrieli e la musica strumentale in San Marco, vols. 1-2. Milan, 1931-32.
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Renaissance music lovers will enjoy four polyphonic works and a dance: two Canzone in majestic Venetian polychoral style by the Italian composer Giovanni Gabrielli, a Ricercare by Andrea Gabrielli, an arrangement by Alkis Baltas of the highly expressive French chanson Mille Regretz by the Franco-flemish composer Josquin des Prez, as well as the jubilant dance La Mourisque by the Flemish composer Tielman Susato.
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