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Fachetti [Facchetti, Facchinetti, Brixiensis], Giovanni Battistalocked

  • Guy Oldham
  •  and Umberto Pineschi

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(b Brescia, c1475; d after 1555). Italian organ builder. He was a master organ builder by January 1515 when, writing from Ferrara and signing himself ‘Johannes Baptista Brixiensis. Magister orga.’, he sent to Cardinal Ippolito d'Este, archpriest of S Pietro in the Vatican, the proposal for an organ for S Maria in Vado, Ferrara. He later built the following organs: Chiesa dei Frati di S Giovanni, Brescia (...

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