Pietro Lappi

(ca.1575 - 1630)

Italian composer, born in Florence; maestro di cappella at S. Maria delle Grazie, Brescia, from 1593 onwards. His output was entirely of sacred vocal music except for one book of instrumental canzonas, doubtless a token of his contacts with the flourishing Brescian school of instrumental players. Though a book of Masses (1613) contains works in both old and new styles, he tended to be rather traditional in his sacred music.

IVO: Sacred Music in the Italian Cinquecento outside Venice and Rome