Italian composer. Maestro di cappella at S.Maria Maggiore, Bergamo, 1568--80, and from 1581 held various similar posts in his birthplace of Nicosia and other Sicilian cities. His many volumes of madrigals received frequent reprintings, and he also published church music; his style is simple and restrained for its period, yet effective. As the teacher of Antonio il Verso and others he may be seen as the founder of a school of Sicilian composers.
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