(Ba-na-dat’-to Mär-chel’-lo) 1686–1739 Italian composer and satirist Marcello was a Venetian nobleman and younger brother of the composer Alessandro Marcello (1669–1750). Benedetto trained as a lawyer and held various public positions in Venice, including those of chamberlain and governor. He was not dependent upon music for a living and consequently styled himself dilettante. His compositions included concertos, sonatas, sinfonias and sacred vocal music. Fifty psalm paraphrases in the vernacular, published under the title ...
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