Through the influence of and being the favourite of Cardinal Ottoboni he was appointed master of the papal choir in 1700. He left a history of this institution, with portraits and memoirs of the singers (in the Sistine Chapel), under the title of "Osservazioni per ben regolare il coro dei cantori della Cappella Pontificia" (Rome, 1711).
He was reportedly highly esteemed by the Romans for his personal as well as his musical gifts. He helped his nephew Lionardo Adami becoming the librarian. He died in Rome.