Giovanni Paolo Cima

(c.1570 - after 1622)

Italian composer and organist. By 1610 he was organist and maestro di cappellaat S. Celso in Milan; he was a leading musical figure in Milan well into the 17th century. He published sacred collections (motets, 1599; Concerti ecclesiastici,1610, including six sonatas for 2-4 instruments with continuo, two of which represent the earliest known examples of solo sonatas and two of which are early examples of trio sonata texture) and keyboard collections (Ricercate per Poigano,1602; Partito di ricercari, canzoni alla francese,1606, which includes an appendix on tuning the clavichord). He also contributed to Angleria's Regola del contrapunto(1622).

A Partial Giovanni Paolo Cima Discography | VE: The Sonata |