Bartholus (de Florentia)
- Kurt von Fischer
(fl Florence, c1330–60). Italian composer. In Filippo Villani’s chronicle Bartholus (and not Giovanni da Cascia, as given in Galletti; the chronicle is also ed. G. Tanturli, Padua, 1997) is mentioned together with Lorenzo da Firenze. Villani wrote that Bartholus had introduced in Florence Cathedral a Credo which was performed with voices (vivis vocibus). This type is perhaps represented by his sole surviving composition, a two-voice Credo in F-Pn 568 (no.194; ed. in De Van erroneously under the name of Bartolino da Padora, also ed. in CMM, viii/1, 1954, and in PMFC, xii, 1976) which combines elements of earlier organal style with madrigalesque melismas. Bartholus is not to be confused with Bartolino da Padova.F. Villani: De origine civitatis Florentiae et eiusdem famosis civibus, ed. G.C. Galletti (Florence, 1847); ed. G. Tanturli (Padua, 1997) [see also E. Li Gotti, Italica, xxiv (1947), 196–200] G. De Van...