Maria Xaveria Perucona

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Maria Xaveria Perucona or Parruccona (Novara, c. 1652 - after 1709 in Galliate) was a nun and composer in 17th Century Italy. She was of aristocratic birth as many of her fellow nun-composers such as Cozzolani and would have received musical training at home.[1] She entered the Collegio Sant'Orsola in Galliate, a town near her birthplace Novara, at the age of 16.


  • Sacri concerti de motetti a una, due, tre, e quattro voci, parte con Violini, e parte senza. 1675


  1. ^ Musikort Kloster: kulturelles Handeln von Frauen in der Frühen Neuzeit - Page 119 Susanne Rode-Breymann, Katharina Talkner - 2009 "..Maria Xaveria Perucona (geb. ca. 1652 in der Diözese Novara, gest. nach 1709 in Galliate) stehen exemplarisch für diese Frauen, die im 16. und 17. Jahrhundert im jugendlichen Alter aus Patrizierfamilien in Klöster eintraten: Cozzolani ..."

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