- David Bryant
(b ?Venice, c1554–7; d Venice, Aug 1612). Italian composer and organist, nephew of andrea Gabrieli. Together with Willaert, Andrea Gabrieli and Merulo, he was one of the leading representatives of 16th- and early 17th-century Venetian music.
Giovanni was one of five sons and daughters of Piero di Fais ‘called Gabrieli’, a native of Carnia who resided for some time in the parish of S Geremia, Venice. Little is known of his early years. It is possible that he was brought up by Andrea, to whom, in the dedication to ...