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Giovanni Tommaso Cimello (c. 1510 in Monte San Giovanni Campano c. 1591 in Monte San Giovanni Campano) was a poet, musician, composer, and musical theorist employed by the Colonna family and active at the Aragonese Corts in Naples.

Monte San Giovanni Campano Comune in Lazio, Italy

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Colonna family Italian noble family

The Colonna family, also known as Sciarrillo or Sciarra, is a papal noble family. It was powerful in medieval and Renaissance Rome, supplying one Pope and many other Church and political leaders. The family is notable for its bitter feud with the Orsini family over influence in Rome, until it was stopped by Papal Bull in 1511. In 1571, the heads of both families married nieces of Pope Sixtus V. Thereafter, historians recorded that "no peace had been concluded between the princes of Christendom, in which they had not been included by name".

Aragonese Corts

The Aragonese Corts is the regional parliament for the Spanish autonomous community of Aragon. The Corts traces its history back to meetings summoned by the Kings of Aragon which began in 1162. Abolished in 1707, the Corts were revived in 1983 following the passing of a Statute of Autonomy.



Villanelle fixed verse form; nineteen-line poetic form consisting of five tercets followed by a quatrain

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Giovanni Domenico da Nola was an Italian composer and poet of the Renaissance.

Fabrizio Colonna Italian condottiero

Fabrizio Colonna was an Italian condottiero, a member of the powerful Colonna family. He was the son of Edoardo Colonna and Filippa Conti.

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Ensemble Micrologus is an Italian group that performs vocal and instrumental medieval music, including both religious and secular pieces from the 12th to the 16th century in their repertoire.

The Huelgas Ensemble is a Belgian early music group formed by the Flemish conductor Paul Van Nevel in 1971. The group's performance and extensive discography focuses on renaissance polyphony. The name of the ensemble refers to a manuscript of polyphonic music, the Codex Las Huelgas.

Paul Van Nevel art historian, musician

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In poetry, the term monody has become specialized to refer to a poem in which one person laments another's death.

Luzzasco Luzzaschi was an Italian composer, organist, and teacher of the late Renaissance. He was born and died in Ferrara, and despite evidence of travels to Rome it is assumed that Luzzaschi spent the majority of his life in his native city. He was a skilled representative of the late Italian madrigal style, along with Palestrina, Wert, Monte, Lassus, Marenzio, Gesualdo and others.

Giovanni Bononcini Italian composer

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Veroli Comune in Lazio, Italy

Veroli is a town and comune in province of Frosinone, Lazio, central Italy, in the Latin Valley.

Giovanni Girolamo Kapsperger was a German-Italian virtuoso performer and composer of the early Baroque period. A prolific and highly original composer, Kapsberger is chiefly remembered today for his lute and theorbo (chitarrone) music, which was seminal in the development of these as solo instruments.

Duchy of Sora

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Castelliri Comune in Lazio, Italy

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Ernesto Terra is an Italian footballer who plays for Monte San Giovanni Campano.

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Aurelio Bonelli was an Italian composer, organist and painter. Born in Bologna, practically nothing is known about him save that he was student of the painter Agostino Carraccis. After Adriano Banchieri moved to Imola in 1601 Bonelli took his job as organist at San Michele in Bosco.


  1. Willi Apel Harvard dictionary of music 1969 p904