Lucia Quinciani

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Lucia Quinciani (c. 1566, fl. 1611) was an Italian composer. She is the earliest known published female composer of monody.[1] She is known only by one composition, a setting of "Udite lagrimosi spirti d’Averno, udite", from Giovanni Battista Guarini's Il pastor fido, found in Marcantonio Negri's Affetti amorosi [1] second volume (1611),[2] in which Negri refers to Quinciani as his student.[2] She may have worked in Venice or Verona.


  1. ^ a b Thomas W. Bridges. "Lucia Quinciani", Grove Music Online, ed. L. Macy (accessed November 5, 2006), (subscription access).
  2. ^ a b Gary Tomlison (ed). Italian secular song, 1606-1636 : a seven-volume reprint collection. Vol. 5

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