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(1550 - 1605)

Orazio Vecchi spent much of his career in his native Modena, while enjoying a much wider reputation, notably as a composer of secular music. Of this his madrigal comedy L’Amfiparnaso remains the best known example. Vecchi’s early education was under the Benedictines of San Pietro in Modena and he was an ordained priest, serving from 1581 as maestro di cappella at the cathedral of Salò and from 1584 at Modena Cathedral. Two years later he assumed a similar but better rewarded position at Reggio Emilia and then as a canon at Correggio Cathedral. He returned to his former position at Modena in 1593 and by 1598 had been appointed maestro di corte to the Emperor Rudolph II but he refused on the grounds of ill-health. Vecchi died in Modena in 1605, at a time when he was enjoying some material success.

Role: Classical Composer 
Album Title
Catalogue No  Work Category 
AMARCORD: Book of Madrigals (The) (NTSC) Accentus Music
Classical Concert
DISCOVER OPERA Naxos Educational
Choral - Secular
MUSIC FROM THE TIME OF CHRISTIAN IV: Madrigals from the South to the North BIS
Choral - Secular
PRAETORIUS: Dances from Terpsichore Naxos
PROGETTO MUSICA - Nuove Laudi Ariose della Beatissima Vergine Tactus
Vocal, Vocal Ensemble
VECCHI, O.: Missa in Resurrectione Domini / Motets / Canzoni (Cappella Musicale del Duomo di Modena, Bononcini) Tactus
Vocal Ensemble
VECCHI: Amfiparnaso (L') Naxos
Choral - Secular

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