Vitalini, Alberico, Italian conductor and composer; b. Rome, July 18, 1921. He studied at the Santa Cecilia Cons, in Rome, obtaining diplomas in violin (1940), viola (1942), composition (1944), and conducting (1945). He subsequently became active mainly as a conductor; in 1950, was appointed director of musical programs of Radio Vaticana; in 1973, was nominated a member of the Accademia Internazionale de Propaganda Culturale. He specialized in sacred choral music.
Fantasiafor Piano and Orch. (1949); Assisifor Chorus and Orch. (1949); Le sette parole di Cristofor Baritone and String Orch. (1952); Magnificatfor Soprano, Chorus, and Orch. (1954); Tiberiadefor Small Orch. (1955); Canti in italiano,for a new liturgy in the Italian language (1965-71).
—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire