Palazzotto e Tagliavia, Giuseppe

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Palazzotto e Tagliavia, Giuseppe

Palazzotto e Tagliavia, Giuseppe, admirable Italian compoer; b. Castelvetrano, Sicily, c. 1587; d. after 1633. He was born of a noble family. He became a cleric and, in 1606, entered the Congregazione dell’Oratorio dei Filippini in Palermo. In 1608 he was ordained a priest in Tusa. After serving as a full member of his order (1609–13), he was active in Naples, Palermo, and Messina before becoming archdeacon and synodal inquisitor at Cefalu Cathedral. He was one of the principal Sicilian composers of his era, excelling as a madri-galist. In addition to 3 vols, of madrigals (116, 1617, 1620), he also composed masses and motets.

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