Coppini, Alessandro , Italian organist, composer, and theologian; b. probably in Florence, c. 1465; d. there, 1527. He began training for the priesthood in Florence in 1475. Following studies in Bologna (Master of Sacred Theology, 1502), he obtained a doctorate in theology. From 1489 to 1497 he was a musician at the church of the Ss. Annunziata in Florence, and then was an organist in various churches until 1516. In 1517 he became a deacon at the Coll. of Theologians. In 1522 he went to Rome as a singer in the papal choir. Coppini was an accomplished composer of both sacred and secular vocal music.
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