Gianoncelli, Bernardo

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Gianoncelli, Bernardo (d before 1650). It. composer and lutenist in first half of 17th cent. One of last It. composers for lute. Little known biographically. In 1650 his widow pubd. Il liuto di Bernardo Gianoncelli in his memory (only surviving copy in Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana, Venice). Contains several suites, arr. according to key. Best-known piece was Bergamasca, of which a lute arr. by Chilesotti was pubd. 1891. Also orch. version by Respighi.