Personalities | Giovanni Animuccia | Renaissance | Classical

(Jo-van’-e An’-ne-moo-chya) c. 1500–71
Italian composer

Animuccia, who lived and worked in Rome in the 1550s and 1560s, was one of the earliest composers of music for the Catholic Counter-Reformation. For Filippo Neri and his Oratorians he composed two books of laudi spirituali, simple devotional songs with Latin or Italian texts. His first book of Masses (1567) was, by his own account, written in accordance with the musical deliberations of the Council of Trent. This book is one of the few surviving examples of music clearly intended to rise to the challenges issued by the Council.

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