Giovanni Rovetta

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Born: c.1595 Died: 23 October 1668 Biography: Possibly born in Venice, Giovanni Rovetta was an Italian composer, instrumentalist and singer, working ‘in the shadow of Monteverdi’, of whom he was likely a pupil. Like his violinist father, Giacomo, Giovanni’s career from the end of 1614 involved working in St. Mark’s Church. During his time at St. Mark’s, succeeded Alessandro Grandi as assistant maestro and, on Claudio Monteverdi’s death, he was appointed maestro until his own death in 1668. His musical output mainly consists of: four volumes of motets for small forces such as the one presented here, settings of the Mass and psalms for larger forces with instruments, and three books for madrigals for a variety of ensembles.


c.1595 birth 1668 death Baroque Italian