Valvasensi, Lazaro, Italian organist and composer; b. Valvasone, near Udine (baptized), June 20, 1585; d. there, June 26,1661. In 1622 he was an organist at Murano Cathedral (Venice), in 1626, choirmaster at Tolmezzo Cathedral (Udine), and from 1634 to 1640, an organist at Valvasone. Later he was apostolic protonotary and canon in Caorle.
(all publ, in Venice): Brevi concerti ecclesiastici alla romanafor Voice and Harpsichord (1620); Letanie della B. V. for 5 Voices (1622); Compieta concertatafor 4 Voices and Basso Continuo (1626); Secondo giardino d’amorosi fiorifor Voice and Basso Continuo (1634); Messe concertatefor 2 to 4 Voices and Basso Continuo (1636); Salmi concertatifor 2 Voices and Basso Continuo (1640).
—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire