Michelangelo Falvetti

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Michelangelo Falvetti (1642–1692) was an Italian Baroque composer as well as a Catholic priest.

Falvetti was born in Melicuccà in Calabria, Southern Italy on December 29, 1642, but spent most of his life and musical career in Sicily. In 1670, he became Maestro di cappella in Palermo, and in 1679 founded the 'Unione dei Musici' in that city.[1] In or around 1682 he moved to Messina where he was named Maestro di Cappella del Senato di Messina. Falvetti died in Messina in 1692.

Works, editions and recordings[edit]

Works written in Palermo:

  • Abel figura dell'agnello eucaristico (1676)
  • La spada di Gedeone (1678)
  • La Giuditta (1680)
  • Il trionfo dell'anima (16??)

Works written in Messina:

  • Il diluvio universale (1682) - includes sung parts for Noah, Rad, Water, Death, Divine Justice, God, Human Nature, - recording Leonardo García-Alarcón, La Cappella Mediterranea, Choeur de chambre de Namur. Ambronay 2011
  • Il Nabucco (1683)
  • Il sole fermato da Giosuè (1692)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Giuseppe Donato Polifonisti calabresi dei secoli XVI e XVII Coro polifonico S. Paolo di Reggio Calabria, Reggio di Calabria 1985