Berti, Carlo, Italian composer and organist; b. probably in Florence, c. 1555; d. Mantua, before Sept. 2, 1602. He became a novice in the Servite order at Ss. Annun-ziata in Florence (1577), and was ordained at the convent of the order in 1580. In 1592 he became maestro di cappella at Ss. Annunziata, remaining there until 1598. He went to Mantua in 1601. Only 3 books of his sacred music are extant, all publ. in Venice (1592, 1593, 1596).
D. Nutter, The Life and Works of C. B. (diss., Rosary Coll., 1970).
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