Guidetti, Giovanni Domenico

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Guidetti, Giovanni Domenico

Guidetti, Giovanni Domenico, Italian ecclesiastic scholar; b. Bologna (baptized), Jan. 1, 1531; d. Rome, Nov. 30, 1592. After taking Holy Orders, he went to Rome, where he became Palestrina’s pupil and in 1575 was appointed “cappellano” and chorister in the papal choir. From 1576 to 1581 he worked with Palestrina on a revised ed. of the Gradual and Antiphonary, but this work being forestalled by the publication of Leichtenstein’s ed. (Venice, 1580), he obtained permission to publ. the services for everyday use: Directorium chori ad usum sacro-sanctae basilicae Vaticanae (Rome, 1582, and several reprints), Cantus ecclesiaticus passionis Domini Nostri Jesu Christi (Rome, 1586), and Cantus ecclesiasticus officii majoris (Rome, 1587; new ed., 1619). He also publ. Praefationes in cantu firmo (Rome, 1588).

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