See also:Italian musician, was
See also:born in Bologna about 1637 and died in the same city on the 28th of
See also:November 1695 . He was a
See also:pupil of Filippuzzi in Bologna, and of Abbatini and Benevoli in Rome, where for a
See also:time he held the
See also:post of organist at S . Apollinare . A dated poem in praise of his
See also:music shows that he began to distinguish himself as a composer in 1659 . In that
See also:year he was chosen organist at S . Petronio in Bologna, where on the 1st of November 1674 he was made
See also:chapel-piaster . He also became
See also:president of the Philharmonic Academy of Bologna . Most of Colonna's
See also:works are for the
See also:church, including settings of the psalms for three, four, five and eight voices, and several masses and motets . He also composed an
See also:opera, under the title Amilcare, and an
See also:oratorio, La Profezia d' Eliseo . The emperor
See also:Leopold I. received a copy of every composition of Colonna, so that the imperial library in Vienna possesses upwards of 83 church compositions by him . Colonna's
See also:style is for the most
See also:part dignified, but is not
See also:free from the inequalities of style and taste almost unavoidable at a
See also:period when church musicwas in a state of transition, and had hardly learnt to combine the gravity of the old style with the brilliance of the new .
VITTORIA COLONNA (1490-1547)
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