Melchiore de Barberiis

(c.1500 - after 1549)

Italian lutenist. Nothing is known of his life, but between 1546 and 1549 he published ten volumes of lute music including a pavane and saltarello on Janequin's La guerre, a fantasy for two lutes, and some canzone francesi which appear to be original instrumental conceptions with no vocal model.

IV E: 16th Century Music for Organ and Lute