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Rigatti, Giovanni Antonio

Rigatti, Giovanni Antonio

Rigatti, Giovanni Antonio , Italian composer; b. Venice, 1615; d. there, Oct. 25, 1649. He entered the priesthood and served at San Marco and at S. Maria Formosa in Venice. After holding the position of maestro di cappella at Udine Cathedral (1635–37), he returned to Venice as a chorister at San Marco and as a teaching of singing at the Cons. degli Incurabili. About 1646 he became maestro di cappella to the Patriarch of Venice. Rigatti was a particularly fine composer of church music. Among his extant sacred works are 2 vols, of solo motets, 3 vols, of concertato motets, and 4 vols, of Psalms. Two vols, of his secular vocal music are also extant.

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