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FRESCOBALDI, Girolamo
b Ferrara, September 1583
d Rome, 1 March 1643, aged fifty-nine

He was a singer, organist and lutenist. In 1607 he was organist in a church in Rome, went to the Netherlands for a short time, and returned to Rome in 1609 to become organist at St Peter's. In 1628 he was appointed organist to the Grand Duke of Tuscany in Florence; but in 1634 he returned again to St Peter's, where he stayed until his death.

1615 (32)

p Toccate d'indolatra

p Ricercare e canzone francesi

1624 (41)

p Capricci sopra diversi soggetti

1627 (44)

p Second Book of Toccate

1628 (45)

p Libro delle canzoni

1630 (47)

Arie musicali

1635 (52)

p Fiori musicali

Frescobaldi composed many toccatas, fugues, ricercari, etc, for organ and harpsichord; also madrigals and motets.

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