Conforti (Conforto), Giovanni Luca

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Conforti (Conforto), Giovanni Luca

Conforti (Conforto), Giovanni Luca , Italian theorist; b. Mileto (Calabria), c. 1560; d. date and place unknown. He entered the Papal Choir in 1580 and remained there until Oct. 31, 1585, when he returned to Mileto. He was chorister at the Papal Chapel again from Nov. 4, 1591. According to Baini, he was the first of his period to restore the “trillo.”

Writings

Breve et facile maniera d’essercitarsi ad ogni scolaro…afar passaggi… (Rome, 1593; facsimile ed., with tr., edited by J. Wolf, Berlin, 1922); Passaggi sopra tutti li salmi… (Venice, 1607; contains a set of vocal ornamentations to be used in the singing of the Psalms employed on Sundays and holidays throughout the year).

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