Graziani, Bonifazio, Italian composer; b. prob-ably in Marino, near Rome, 1604 or 1605; d. Rome, June 15, 1664. He served as maestro di cappella in Rome at the church of the Gesu and at the Seminario Romano from 1648. His output included 2 oratorios, Adae and Fill prodigi, and 25 vols. of polyphonic works, including masses, Psalms, and motets (Rome, 1650-78). His finest achievement was his motets for Solo Voice and Basso Continuo (6 vols., Rome, 1652-72).
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