Micheli, Romano, Italian composer and writer on music; b. Rome, c. 1575; d. there, after 1659. He studied with Soriano and G.M. Nanino. He was in the service of the Duke of S. Giovanni in Rome (c. 1593) and of Gesualdo in Venice (c. 1596–98), then was maestro di cappella of Tivoli Cathedral (1609–10), Concórdia Cathedral, near Udine (1616), the Metropolitan Church in Aquileia, near Venice (1618–21), and S. Luigi dei Francesi in Rome (1625–36). After serving as a canon in Naples, he returned to Rome about 1644. Micheli excelled as a composer of canons, and claimed to have invented the canoni sopra le vocali di più parole (“canons on the vowels of several words”). He was a highly disputatious individual and engaged in various controversies with his contemporaries via his polemical writings.
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