Tiby, Ottavio, Italian musicologist; b. Palermo, May 19, 1891; d. there, Dec. 4, 1955. He studied at the Palermo Cons., graduating in composition in 1921; later studied in Rome. Returning to Palermo, he devoted himself to collecting Sicilian songs. He was also an authority on Byzantine music.
Acustica musicale e organologia degli strumenti musicali (Palermo, 1933); Antichi musicisti siciliani (Palermo, 1933); La musica bizantina: Teoria e storia (Milan, 1938); Vincenzo Bellini (Turin, 1938); Carl Maria von Weber (Turin, 1941); Claudio Monteverdi (Turin, 1942); La musica in Grecia e a Roma (Florence, 1942); í polifonisti siciliani del XVI e XVII secolo (Palermo, 1969).
—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire