Albrici [Alberici, Albrizi], Vincenzo
- Mary E. Frandsen
(b Rome, June 26, 1631; d Prague, Aug 8, 1690). Italian composer and organist, brother of Bartolomeo and Stefano Albrici. He was born into a musical family that originated in Senigallia, in the province of Ancona. His grandfather Fabio and great-uncle Alessandro Costantini were composers, and his father Domenico Albrici was an alto singer who sang at St. Peter’s in Rome in the 1630s. In 1636, Domenico moved his family to Orvieto; between 1636 and 1643 he sang in the Duomo under his father-in-law, Fabio Costantini. From early 1638 to early 1641, young Vincenzo was also paid to sing at the Duomo. Vincenzo entered the Collegio Germanico, Rome, on 12 May 1641, where he sang as a putto soprano under Carissimi. He seems to have remained there for five years, receiving payments as an organist throughout most of 1646. His whereabouts from the end of 1646 until late in ...