Michielina della Pietà
A foundling admitted in infancy to the Ospedale della Pietà in Venice, della Pietà received a thorough musical education from early childhood in the convent's coro, or music school; she became its principal organist and was active as a violinist in the orchestra. As a composer she was active during the tenures of Francesco Gasparini, Giovanni Porta, Nicola Porpora, and Andrea Bernasconi as heads of the school; she was further licensed to teach in 1726. She is known to have composed a litany for the Feast of the Nativity in 1740, and to have written a setting of the hymn Pange lingua in 1741. Nothing further is known of her activities or her life.
- Berdes, Jane L. "Della Pietà, Michielina [Michaelis, Michieletta] (fl Venice, c. 1701-44). Italian violinist, organist, teacher and composer." The Norton/Grove Dictionary of Women Composers. Julie Anne Sadie and Rhian Samuel, eds. New York City; London: W. W. Norton & Company, 1995. pp. 138–9.
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