Francesco Soriano (Suriano)

(1549 - 1621)

Italian composer. A pupil of Palestrina and Giovanni Maria Nanino; apart from a period as maestro di cappellaat the Mantuan court (1583-6), worked as maestroFelice Anerio on the 1614 revision of the Graduale and published canzonets with spiritual texts, a dramatic Passion, and church music. This includes an 8-part arrangement of Palestrina's Papae MarcelliMass, Masses and Magnificats in an old-fashioned style, and polychoral psalms and motets.

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