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(b 1592; d Venice, 1641). Italian poet and amateur singer. In 1614 she married Jacob Sullam, son of the Jewish Mantuan banker Moses Sullam, who, along with his parents, was Salamone Rossi’s benefactor. With her husband and parents, she aided Leon Modena, a relative, in his publications (Modena was the moving spirit behind Rossi’s collection of Hebrew works, ...

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Peter Le Huray

(b ?Chester, c1603; d Winchester, July 3, 1675). English organist and composer . According to ‘A Fragment of the Visitation of the City of Chester in the year 1591, by Thomas Chaloner of Chester, Deputy to the Office of Arms’, the Jewetts were a long-established Chester family of some eminence. William Jewett had been mayor in ...

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Don Harrán

( b Venice, 1571; d Venice, 1648). Italian rabbi, cantor and scholar . He was a cantor in the Scuola italiana (Italian synagogue), Venice, from 1607 until his death. He appears to have introduced some form of polyphony, probably improvised, into the synagogue at Ferrara in ...

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(b Medicina, nr Bologna, c1660; d after in or 1699). Italian composer. He came from a Jewish family, but he converted to Christianity and entered the Carmelite monastery in Bologna. According to the title-pages and dedications of his works, he was maestro di cappella...