Orfeo Vecchi Music Recordings and Sheet Music

  • Born
    c. 1551
  • Died
    26th November 1603
  • Birthplace

Orfeo Vecchi was an Italian composer and choirmaster. His most important appointment as choirmaster was at Santa Maria alla Scala, Milan. His extant compositions date as early as 1588. Vecchi was born sometime around the year 1551 and educated in the Vercelli Cathedral. In 1580 Vecchi was nominated by Charles Borromeo for the post of the newly created position of "maestro di cappella" at Santa Maria alla Scala, in good part because of the combination of his youth and training. Borromeo vested him with minor orders in 1581, in order to meet the requirements of a 1565 cathedral rule that stated musicians were to be chosen from clergy.

Title Form Instrument Ratings
Bicinium No.1 Duet Open Instrumentation
Bicinium No.2 Duet Open Instrumentation
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Instruments Open Instrumentation
Forms Duet