Francesco Usper

Francesco Usper

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Francesco Usper (real name Spongia or Sponga) (November 1, 1561- February or March 1641), Italian composer and organist born in Rovigno, Istria (now Rovinj). He settled in Venice before 1586 and is associated with the contrafraternity St. Giovanni Evangelista, Venice. He spent most of his life there, serving as organist, chaplain, manager of the adjoining church (the S. Salvador) and administrative officer. Usper studied under Andrea Gabrieli and apparently became a fairly well known composer; he collaborated in the writing of a Requiem mass (now lost) with Giovanni Battista Grillo and Claudio Monteverdi for the Grand Duke Cosimo II, and he served as substitute organist at St. Mark's in 1622 and 1623.show more

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  • Paperback | 18 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 1mm | 41g
  • Plicpress
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6136245604
  • 9786136245607