Lunelli, Renato, Italian musicologist, organist, and composer; b. Trent, May 14, 1895; d. there, Jan. 14, 1967. He studied at the Händelhochschule in Munich (1913-14) and with Bormioli (organ) and Gianferri (harmony and counterpoint) at the Liceo Musicale in Trent. He then was organist at S. Maria Maggiore in Trent. Lunelli was an authority on the organ. With Tagliavini, he founded the journal L’organa: Rivista di cultura organaria e organistica in 1960. Among his compositions were sacred works and vocal pieces.
Un ventennio di attività organarla nel Trentino (Trent, 1931); Mistica ed estetica delle sonorità organistiche al servizio della liturgia (Trent, 1950); Der Oregelbau in Italien in seinen Meisterwerken vom 14. Jahrhundert bis zur Gegenwart (Mainz, 1956); L’arte organarla del Rinascimento in Rome e gli organi di S. Pietro in Vaticano, dalle origini a tutto il periodo frescobaldiano (Florence, 1958); R. Maroni, ed., Organi trentini: Notizie storiale, iconografia (Trent, 1964); ed. with R. Maroni, La musica nel Trentino dal XV al XVIII secolo (Trent, 1967); ed. with R. Maroni, Strumenti musicali nel Trentino (Trent, 1968).
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