Italian composer and cornett player. He wrote four books of madrigals 1573-87. From the 1560s he was in the service of the Signoria of Bologna, where he played the cornett. He was closely associated with musicial nuns, for he taught music at the Bolognese convent of San Lorenzo. His daughter Isabella was herself a nun trombonist and organist at the convent of Santi Gervasio e Protasio. From 1583 he was maestro di cappella at the Church of San Giovanni at Monte. He published Primo libro de motetti accomodati per cantare e far concerti a 5-8, 10, 12 (Venice, 1589).