Alessandro Melani, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Alessandro Melani

Italian composer

Date of Birth: 04-Feb-1639

Place of Birth: Pistoia, Tuscany, Italy

Date of Death: 03-Oct-1703

Profession: composer

Zodiac Sign: Aquarius

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About Alessandro Melani

  • Alessandro Melani (4 February 1639 – 3 October 1703) was an Italian composer and the brother of composer Jacopo Melani, and castrato singer Atto Melani.
  • Along with Bernardo Pasquini and Alessandro Scarlatti, he was one of the leading composers active in Rome during the 17th century.
  • He is also ranked among the second school of Roman opera composers which began with his brother's 1668 opera Il Girello.
  • He is chiefly remembered today for his large output of liturgical music that he wrote while serving in various musical posts in Rome.
  • Of particular interest is the large number of polychoral motets that he produced and his eight ascribed oratorios.
  • Three published collections of his liturgical music survive today along with numerous solitary motets from other published volumes.
  • A number of original manuscripts also survive.

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