Carissimi, Giacomo [Jacomo ]
- Andrew V. Jones
(b Marino, nr Rome, bap. April 18, 1605; d Rome, Jan 12, 1674). Italian composer. The most important composer in mid-17th-century Rome, Carissimi established the characteristic features of the Latin oratorio and was a prolific composer of motets and cantatas. Through his pupils and the wide dissemination of his music he influenced musical developments in north European countries....