Andreas de Florentia

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Andreas de Florentia

Andreas de Florentia, Italian organist and composer; place and date of birth unknown; d. c. 1415. In 1375 he became a member of the Order of the Servi di Maria. He was active at the monastery of the Ss. Annunziata in Florence (1380–97) and was prior in Pistoia (1393), and later was leader of the Tuscan Servites (1407–10). He was a leading composer of ballate. See J. Wolf, ed., Der Squarcialupi-Codex Pal.87 der Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana zu Florenz (Lippstadt, 1955), N. Pirrotta, ed., The Music of Fourteenth-Century Italy, Corpus Mensurabilis Musicae, VIII/5 (1964), and W. Marrocco, ed., Italian Secular Music, Polyphonic Music of the Fourteenth Century, X (Monaco, 1974).

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