Italian composer; probably an ecclesiastic
from Perugia who worked in Florence. His large output of
secular music included several cacce -- an unusual feature
since most composers appear to have written only one -- and he
was one of the first to write polyphonic rather than monophonic
ballate, producing some twenty of these, as well as fifteen
madrigals. Some of his pieces were used as laude, with sacred
texts replacing the original secular ones.