Valentini, Pier (Pietro) Francesco
Valentini, Pier (Pietro) Francesco
Valentini, Pier (Pietro) Francesco , Italian music theorist, poet, and composer; b. Rome, c. 1570; d. there, 1654. He was a pupil of G. B. Nanino. Although he called himself an amateur musician, he especially distinguished himself as a music theorist.
(all publ. in Rome): VOCAL: Sacred: Canone sopra le parole del Salve Regina, “îllos tuos miséricordes oculos adnos converte,” con le resolutioni a 2, 3, 4 e 5 voci (1629; a canon with over 2,000 possible resolutions; the theme is in Kircher’s Musurgia,I); In animas purgatorii: canon 4 compositus subjectisfor 20 Voices (1645); Motetti, libro primofor Voice, Instruments, and Basso Continuo (1654); Motetti, libro secondofor Voice, Instruments, and Basso Continuo (1654); Motetti e concerti, libro primofor 2 to 4 Voices and Basso Continuo (1654); Letanie e concertifor 2 to 4 Voices, Violin, Cornetto, Theorbo or Lute, and Basso Continuo (1654); Motetti per le processioni del Corpus Domini, della beata vergine, e della settimana santa, libro primofor 4 to 5 Voices (1655); Motetti per processioni diversi, libro secondo (1655); other works in MS. Secular: Madrigali, musica e parole del Signor-…Valentini…libro primofor 5 Voices and Basso Continuo ad libitum (1654); Madrigali…libro secondofor 5 Voices and Basso Continuo ad libitum (1654); Canzonette et arie, musica e parole del Signor… Valentini…libro primofor I to 2 Voices and Basso Continuo (1657); Canzonette et arie…libro secondofor I to 2 Voices and Basso Continuo (1657); other works in MS.
L. Kurz, Die Tonartenlehre des römischen Theoretikers und Komponisten P.F. V.(diss., Univ. of Kassel, 1937).
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