Belli, Girolamo, Italian singer and composer; b. Argenta, near Ferrara, 1552; d. probably there, c. 1620.
He was a pupil of Luzzaschi. After serving as a singer at the Gonzaga court in Mantua, he went to Rome. Among his extant works are three books of madrigals for six Voices (1583, 1584, 1590), two books of madrigals for five Voices (1586, 1617), a book of canzonets for four Voices (1596), Sacrae cantiones for six Voices (1585), eight Voices (1589), and twn Voices (1594), and two Magnificats for five Voices (1610).
—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire