Giacomo Carissimi

Giacomo Carissimi Sheet Music

  • Born
    18th April 1605
  • Died
    12th January 1674
  • Birthplace
    Marino, Italy

Giacomo Carissimi was an Italian composer. He is one of the most celebrated masters of the early Baroque or, more accurately, the Roman School of music. Carissimi was active at the time when secular music was about to usurp the dominance of sacred music in Italy. The change was decisive and permanent: When he began composing, the influence of the previous generations of Roman composers was still heavy (for instance, the style of Palestrina), and when his career came to a close the operaticforms, as well as the instrumental secular forms, were predominant. In addition, Carissimi was important as a teacher, and his influence spread far into Germany and France. Much of the musical style of Marc-Antoine Charpentier, for instance, was influenced by Carissimi.

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Duetti da Camera Duet Voice(s) and Instruments
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Jephte Oratorio Voice(s) and Instruments
Jonas Oratorio Voice(s) and Instruments
Oratorien Oratorio Voice(s) and Orchestra
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