Aliases: Horatio Vecchi
Baptized: 6 December 1550
Died: 19 February 1605
Orazio Vecchi was an Italian Renaissance composer born in December of 1550 in the city of Modena. One of his first madrigals was "Volgi cor lasso" (from his first book of four-voiced madrigals) composed early in 1566. He started his early career, aged sixteen, as the chapel organist in his local church in Modena. He later determined to enter a priestly order, and in 1586 attained a canonship in the cathedral at Correggio. In 1591 he was appointed to the arch-deaconry and participated in the editorship of the Roman Graduale, published in Venice by Gardano. He died on February 19, 1605 and was buried in the family vault in the Chiesa del Carmine at Modena.
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List of choral works
Secular works in Italian
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- Madrigali a cinque voci Libro primo 1589
- Motecta 1590
- Selva di varia ricreatione 1590
- Canzonette a tre voci 1597 (with Gemignano Capilupi)
- Sacrarum cantionum 1597
- Le Veglie di Siena 1604
- Canzonette mit dreyen Stimmen 1606 (with Gemignano Capilupi)