Giovanni Nasco

(? - 1561)

Italian composer. Became maestro di cappella to the Accademia Filarmonica in Verona in 1547; later worked in Vicenza, and was maestro at Treviso cathedral from 1559. A friend of Willaert , whose publications of 1542 and 1547 included pieces of his, he published villanellas and madrigals in up to eight parts; a posthumous sacred collection including two Passions and a Lamentation setting became very popular, being reprinted several times.

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