Agostino, Paolo

Agostino, Paolo, an eminent Italian musician, was born at Valerano in 1593. He was the scholar of Bernardo Nanini, and the successor of Soriano in the pontifical chapel. His death occurred in 1629. Antonio Liberati considered him as one of the most scientific and ingenious composers of his time; and adds that when he was master of the chapel of St. Peter's Church at Rome; he astonished the world with his productions for four, six, and eight choirs or choruses. Father Martini, who bears testimony to the truth of this eulogium, has inserted an Agnus Dei, in eight parts, of this composer. SEE AUGUSTINO.

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