Carlo Grossi

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Carlo Grossi (c. 1634 – 14 May 1688) was an Italian composer.

Life[edit]

He is believed to have been the first composer to use the term "divertimento", in his 1681 composition Il divertimento de' grandi musiche da camera, ò per servizio di tavola.

He was the organist at the church of SS. Giovanni e Paolo.

He is also known for setting Hebrew religious texts to recitative in the style of Claudio Monteverdi, such as in his Cantata Ebraica in Dialogo.

Grossi died in 1688 at Venice.

Works[edit]

1681 : Cantata ebraica in dialogo (Modena) Concerti eccleseastici Op. 1 (1657) Sonatas Op. 3 Moderne Melodie: a voce sola : con due, trè, quattro, e cinque stromenti, e partitura per l'organo op. 8 (Bologna, Giacomo Monti, 1676) Currite pastores con 5 stromenti Cantata ebraica in dialogo (Modena, 1681) Il divertimento di Grandi, musiche da camera ò per sevicio di tavola... Op. 9 (Antwerpen, 1681)