Sabbatini, Luigi Antonio
Sabbatini, Luigi Antonio, an Italian composer of music, was born at Albano in 1739. While young he joined the Order of St. Francis, and received his musical education in the convents at Rome, Bologna, and Padua. His principal teacher was Villotti, whose system of harmony he adopted. He was made musical director of the church of the Twelve Apostles at Rome, and retained the position till 1780, when he took the place of Villotti in the church of St. Antony at Padua. He composed much sacred music, and was the author of several musical works-Elementi Teorici della Musica (1789): — Vera Idea delle Musicali Numeriche Segnature (1795) — besides a Life of Villotti, and an edition of the Psalms of Marcello. He died at Padua Jan. 29, 1809.