Carretti, Giuseppe Maria
- Giuseppe Vecchi
(b Bologna, Oct 19, 1690; d Bologna, July 7, 1774). Italian composer and teacher. A priest at S Petronio, he studied first plainsong and cantus figuralis and then, under Floriano Arresti, counterpoint. In 1717 he was received into the Accademia Filarmonica as a singer and in 1719 as a composer, serving six times as principe and holding other important offices. In 1740 he was named deputy maestro di cappella to G.A. Perti at S Petronio and in 1756, when Perti died, succeeded him, holding the post until his death. He was a highly regarded teacher and had many pupils. Carretti composed much sacred music in both the strict and concertante styles, publishing a Credo corali, for one and two voices and optional organ (Bologna, 1737), and some sacre canzoni in the anthology La ricreazione spirituale (Bologna, 1730). The largest collection of his manuscript works is at S Petronio (others are in ...