Annibale Il Padovano

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Annibale Il Padovano

Annibale Il Padovano, Italian organist and composer; b. Padua, c. 1527; d. Graz, March 15, 1575. He was organist at San Marco in Venice (1552–64). In 1566 he was called to Graz as organist to Archduke Carl II, becoming “Obrister Musicus” in 1567 and Kapellmeister in 1570.


(all publ. in Venice): II primo libro de ricercari a 4 (1556; ed. by N Pierront and Hennebains in 23 Ricercari for Organ, 1556, Paris, 1934); Di Cipriano et Annibale madrigali for 4 Voices (1561); II primo libro di madrigali for 5 Voices (1564; 2 ed. in Denkmàler der Tonkunst Österreich, LXXVII, 1934); Liber motectorum for 5 to 6 Voices (1567); II primo libro delle messe for 5 Voices (1573); Toccate et ricercari d’organo (1604; ed. in Corpus of Early Keyboard Music, XXXIV, 1969).


G. del Valle de Paz, A. I. P.: Nella storia della musica del cinquecento (Turin, 1933).

—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire