Tommaso Gaffi

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Tommaso Bernardo Gaffi (4 December 1667 - Rome, 11 February 1744) was an Italian baroque composer. He was a pupil of Bernardo Pasquini, organist of the church of Santa Maria Maggiore, where Gaffi succeeded him in 1704. As Pasquini he enjoyed the patronage of cardinals Benedetto Pamphili and Pietro Ottoboni, as well as Prince Francesco Maria Ruspoli.[1] His own students included Girolamo Chiti and Andrea Basili.[2]

Works, editions and recordings[edit]

  • Cantate da cammera 1700
  • La Micole (Modena, 1689);
  • Abigaille (with F. Bambini - Modena, 1689);
  • La forza del divino amore (Rome, 1691); recording 2004[3]
  • Adam (Latin, with F. Ciampelletti - Rome, 1692) lost
  • Sant'Eugenia (Florence, 1693) lost
  • L'Innocenza gloriosa (Florence, 1693)
  • Il sacrificio del Verbo umano (Rome, 1700)

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Gramophone 2004 "Tommaso Bernardo Gaffi (1667-1744) spent his life in Rome. He was a pupil of Pasquini, whom he succeeded as organist of the churches of Santa Maria Maggiore and ... "
  2. ^ The Art of Partimento: History, Theory, and Practice - Page 23 Giorgio Sanguinetti - 2012 "One student of Pasquini was Tommaso Bernardo Gaffi, who has left us a manuscript treatise on accompaniment, Regole per sonare su la parte.9 Gaffi taught Andrea Basili, author of an Italian counterpart of the Well Tempered Clavier, the Musica universale armonico-pratica...1736"
  3. ^ Gramophone - Volume 82 Page 87 2004 "Arnaldo Morelli's booklet-note tells us that Tommaso Bernardo Gaffi (1667- 1744) spent his life in Rome. He was a pupil of Pasquini, ... Like his master, he enjoyed the patronage of the cardinals Ottoboni and Pamphili. He wrote eight oratorios "