Massaino (Massaini), Tiburtio

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Massaino (Massaini), Tiburtio

Massaino (Massaini), Tiburtio, Italian composer; b. Cremona, c. 1549; d. Piacenza or Lodi, e. 1609. He was a member of the Augustinian order, in charge of music at the church of S. Maria de Populo, Salo, from 1571. In 1587 he became maestro di cappella at Salo Cathedral and, later, chaplain and singer at the court chapel of Archduke Ferdinand II in Innsbruck (c. 1589). He then entered the service of Archbishop Wolf Dietrich von Raitenau in Salzburg, where he remained until his arrest as a suspected homosexual (1591). Despite this lapse, he was highly esteemed as a composer, and later was active in Prague, Cremona, and Piacenza. He was maestro di cappella in Lodi (1608) and at Piacenza Cathedral (1609).

Works

(all publ. in Venice unless otherwise given):vocal: sacred:Concentus in universos psalmos...in vesperis omnium festorum per totum annum frequentatos, cum 3 Magnificat for 5 and 9 Voices (1576; 2nd ed., 1588); Motectorum liber primus for 5 to 6 Voices (1576); Missae, liber primus for 5 to 6 Voices (1578); Sacri cantus...liber secundus for 5 Voices (1580); Psalmi omnes ad vésperas per totum annum decantandi, una cum 4 Magnificat for 8 Voices (1587); Secundus liber missarum for 5 Voices (1587); Motectorum...liber tertius for 5 Voices (1590); Liber primus cantionum ecclesiasticarum for 4 Voices (Prague, 1592; ed. in Denkmäler der Tonkunst in Österreich, CX, 1964); Sacrae cantiones...liber primus for 6 Voices (1592); Sacri modulorum concentus for 6 to 10 and 12 Voices (1592); Primus liber missarum for 6 Voices (1595); Sacrae cantiones...liber secundus for 6 Voices (1596); Tertius liber missarum for 5 Voices (1598); Motectorum liber quartus for 5 Voices (1599); Musica super Threnos Ieremiae prophete in maiori hebdomada decantandas for 5 Voices (1599); Missarum liber primus for 8 Voices (1600); Sacrae cantiones...liber tertius for 6 Voices (1601); Sacri modulorum concentus for 8 to 10 and 12, 15, and 16 Voices, op.31 (1606); Musica per cantare con l’organo for 1 to 3 Voices and Organ, op.32 (1607); Sacrarum cantionum liber primus for 7 Voices and Basso Continuo (organ), op.33 (1607); Quaerimoniae cum responsoriis infra hebdomadam sanctam concinendae, et passiones pro Dominica Palmarum, et feria sexta for 5 Voices, op.34 (1609); various other works in contemporary collections. secular: II primo libro de madrigali for 4 Voices (1569); II primo libro de madrigali for 5 Voices (1571); II secundo libro de madrigali for 4 Voices (1573); II secundo libro de madrigali for 5 Voices (1578); Trionfo di musica...libro primo for 6 Voices (1579); II terzo libro de madrigali for 5 Voices (1587); II quarto libro de madrigali for 5 Voices (1594); Madrigali...libro primo for 6 Voices (1604); II secondo libro de madrigali for 6 Voices (1604).

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