Giulio Cesare Arresti


Italian composer. He lived his entire life in his native city of Bologna. There he served as organist at San Petronio for almost 40 years between 1649 and 1699, and as maestro di cappella at various Bolognese institutions. In 1663, Arresti published his Messe a tre voci, con Sinfon“e, e Ripieno ˆ placito, accompagnate da motetti, e concerti, op. 2. He dedicated the collection to Giulia Maria Vittoria Malvezzi, a nun at the monastery of Santa Maria Nuova in Bologna, praising her for her musical and instrumental skills (without, unfortunately, specifying her instrument).

A Partial Giulio Cesare Arresti Discography |  VG: Sacred Music in the Seicento