Italian composer and theorist. In Bologna he studied with Martini and entered the St. Francis monastery. Became maestro di cappella at the Basilica of S. Barnaba in Marino (1767) and at the Franciscan Basilica of the Twelve Holy Apostles in Rome (1772). He held this post at the Basilica of S. Antonio in Padua from 1786 until his death. All of his surviving music is sacred. He was one of the leading theorists of the Paduan school. His most important treatise, Trattato sopra le Jughe (Venice, 1802), is an analysis of Vallotti's fugues. Elementi teorici della musica (Rome 1789-90) is a method for teaching musical beginners.