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Pietro Francesco Cavalli
1602 - 1676
Italy
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P.F. Cavalli
Pietro (Pier) Francesco Cavalli -real name: Pietro Francesco Caletti-Bruni- (14/02/1602 - 17/01/1676), an Italian singer, organist and composer, maestro di cappella of St. Mark's church under Monteverdi. Born in Crema.
Source: Grove’s dictionary of music and musicians
Contributor:Tassos Dimitriadis (picture)
Missa pro defunctis with Libera me
Period:Baroque
Composed in:1675
Musical form:mass
Text/libretto:Latin mass
Duration:30'08''
Label(s):Pierre Verany PV 793052
Arion ARN 61007 / Akademia (PV 793052)
Stradivarius STR 33665
Missa pro defunctis with Libera me (1675) is for eight voices and has been sung at his own funeral.
Source: Grove’s dictionary of music and musicians
Requiem for eight voices. Later in the 17th century numerous requiem settings, many in concertato style, were produced by composers including G.B. Bassani, G.A. Bernabei, Antonio Bertali (eight settings), Biber, Giovanni Cavaccio, Cavalli, Cazzati, Joan Cererols, G.P. Colonna, P.A. Fiocco (three settings), Santino Girelli, J.K. Heller, J.C. Kerll (two settings), A.V. Michna, Marcin Mielczewski, Alessandro Scarlatti, Johann Stadlmayer, Christoph Straus (two settings) and Viadana.
Author:Steven Chang-Lin Yu