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D'India, Sigismondo locked

  • John Joyce
  •  and Glenn Watkins


(b Palermo, c1582; d ?Modena, before April 19, 1629). Italian composer and singer. He was perhaps second only to Monteverdi as the most distinguished composer of secular vocal music, especially monody, in early 17th-century Italy.

Documentation on d'India is unusually scarce. The title-pages of his publications state that he was of noble Sicilian birth. He was probably a relation, possibly even the son, of Don Carlo d'India, a ‘nobleman of Palermo’ resident in Naples in ...

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