Tarditi, Paolo, Italian organist and composer; b. place and date unknown; d. after 1649. He was active in Rome, where he was organist at S. Giovanni dei Fiorentini. He later served as maestro di cappella at SS. Giacomo e Ildefonso degli Spagnuoli (e. 1619), S. Maria Maggiore (1629-40), and at the church of the Madonna dei Monti (from 1649). With G.F. Anerio, he was the first composer in Rome to adopt the concertato style with instrumental accompaniment. Among his extant works are Magnificat settings, Psalms, motets, and hymns.
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