Ferrarese, Paolo [Paolo da Ferrara]
- Richard J. Agee
( fl 1565). Italian composer . He published one book of music, the Passiones, Lamentationes (Venice, 1565). The printing contract for this book survives and provides rare insight into the production and distribution of printed music during the Renaissance. The contract was drawn up between the printer, Girolamo Scotto, and the agent of the Benedictine monastery of S Giorgio Maggiore, Venice, where Paolo was a monk. The many details enumerated in the document include the rate of production (no less than one sheet per day) and the number of books to be produced (500). Copies of the book were offered for sale at the Frankfurt book fair within a few months of the printing....