Giovanni Carlo Maria Clari

Giovanni Carlo Maria Clari Music Recordings and Sheet Music

  • Born
    27th September 1677
  • Died
    16th May 1754
  • Birthplace
    Pisa, Italy

Giovanni Carlo Maria Clari was an Italian musical composer and maestro di cappella (chapel-master) at Pistoia. He gained his initial grounding in musical education from his father, a violinist originally from Rome who was employed in the service of the church of the Cavalieri di S. Stefano in Pisa. Clari was the most celebrated pupil of Colonna, maestro di cappella of S. Petronio, at Bologna. He became maestro di cappella at Pistoia about 1712, at Bologna in 1720, and at Pisa in 1736. He is supposed to have died about 1754. The works by which Clari distinguished himself pre-eminently are his vocal duets and trios, with a basso continuo, published between 1740 and 1747. These compositions, which combine graceful melody with contrapuntal learning, were much admired by Luigi Cherubini. They appear to have been admired by Handel also, since he did not hesitate to make appropriations from them. Clari composed one opera, Il Savio delirante, produced at Bologna in 1695, and a large quantity of church music, several specimens of which were printed in Novellos Fitzwilliam Music.

Title Form Instrument Ratings
6 Madrigali Madrigal Voice(s) and Instruments
Ave maris stella Sacred Mass Voice(s) and Instruments
Mass in G minor Sacred Mass Choir
5 Duetti da camera Song Cycle Voice(s) and Instruments
Cantando un dì Song Cycle Voice(s) and Instruments
Dov' è quell' usignolo Song Cycle Voice(s) and Instruments
Lontan dalla sua Fille Song Cycle Voice(s) and Instruments
Quando col mio s'incontra Song Cycle Voice(s) and Instruments
Quando tramonta il sole Song Cycle Voice(s) and Instruments