Giovanni Thomaso Cimello

(c1510 - 1579)

Italian composer and poet. He taught music in Naples, worked in Rome and at the seminary of Bénévent (1571-1573). His collection Canzone villanesche Al modo napolitano has 3 voci (Venice, 1545), reflected popular taste and displayed simple and homophonic writing based particularly on strambotti (pastoral ditties). These are regarded as one of the first examples of those that flowered in the sixteenth century parallel to the madrigal; these villanellas of 1545, including a parody of Janequin's La guerre, belong to the Neapolitan school. He also published a madrigal book (1548) which contains note nere pieces.

A Partial Thomaso Cimello Discography | IVD: Social Music In Italy