Francesco Antonio Urio

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Francesco Antonio Urio (1631–1632 – c. 1719) was an Italian composer of the Baroque era.


Urio was born in Milan in 1631 or 1632, and died there in (or after) 1719.[1]

Urio held maestro di cappella posts in: Spoleto's Cathedral (1679), Urbino (1681–83), Assisi, Genoa, Santi Apostoli in Rome (1690), Frari in Venice (1697), and at S. Francesco in Milan (1715–19).[1][2]

Urio was a member of the Franciscan order.[2]


George Frideric Handel reused Urio's work, including parts of the Te Deum, in works such as Israel in Egypt, L'Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato, and the Dettingen Te Deum.[3][1]


Urio's works include:

  • Motetti di concerto a 2, 3, e 4 voci con violini e senza (Op. 1) (Rome, 1690)[1][2]
  • Salmi concertati a 3 voci con violini (Op. 2) (Bologna, 1697).[1][2]
  • Te Deum (c. 1700). Friedrich Chrysander published the work in Denkmäler der Tonkunst (Volume V, Bergedorf, near Hamburg, 1871), and later as Supplement 2 of the Händel-Gesellschaft.[4][2]
  • Tantum ergo for soprano and bass continuo (Abschrift in der Bibliothek des Royal College of Music London)[5]
  • Oratorium Gilard ed Eliada, Milan, Biblioteca Estense, mus.f.1200




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