Alessandro Orologio

(c.1555 - 1633)


Italian composer and trumpeter. Before 1580 a musician at the Imperial court in Prague, and from 1603 to 1613 Imperial vice-Kapellmeister, he also worked at the courts of Hesse (where he met Dowland), Dresden and Wolfenbüttel, and finally became choirmaster at the Austrian monastery of Garsten. He published several volumes of madrigals and canzonets, but is most notable for his intradas of 1597, one of the earliest publications of its kind to appear in Germany.

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