Baccusi, Ippolito, Italian composer; b. Mantua, c. 1550; d. Verona, Sept. 2, 1608. He served as asst. maestro di cappella at San Marco in Venice. By 1568 he was in Ravenna, where he pursued his training. By 1572 he was in Verona and served as maestro di cappella at S. Eufemia. After holding that position at Mantua (1583–92), he returned to Verona as choirmaster of the Cathedral. He publ. six vols, of masses (1570–96), seven vols, of madrigals (1570–1605), and other vocal works. His output reveals the influence of the Venetian masters.
—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire