Gabussi, Giulio Cesare

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Gabussi, Giulio Cesare

Gabussi, Giulio Cesare, Italian composer; b. Bologna, 1555; d. Milan, Sept. 12, 1611. He was a pupil of Costanzo Porta. In 1582 he was called to Milan as singer and composer at the Cathedral, and remained in that post until his death, with the exception of a brief stay in Poland in the service of Sigismund III (1601–2). He publ. 2 books of madrigals for 5 Voices (Venice, 1580, 1598), motets for 5 and 6 Voices (Venice, 1586), Te Deum for 4 Voices (Milan, 1589); etc. He was one of the first composers whose works in the Ambrosian ritual (litanies, etc.) appeared in print.

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