Aliotti, also known as Padre Palermino, worked in Palermo and like his teacher Giovanni Battista Fasolo belonged to the Franciscan Order. In 1671 he moved to Padua and then in 1674 to Ferrara as organist of the lay confraternity Confraternita della Morte. Four of his eleven oratorios survive.
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- Recording by Ensemble Elyma, directed by Gabriel Garrido, K617, 2001.
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