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date: 24 February 2020

Melani familylocked

  • Robert Lamar Weaver

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Italian family of musicians. At least three related families of this name from Pistoia produced musicians during the 17th century. The most prominent were the seven sons of Domenico di Sante Melani, bellringer of Pistoia Cathedral from 1624 to 1650. Of these the most important were the two oldest, Jacopo and Atto, and the youngest, Alessandro, who are discussed separately below. The others were: Francesco Maria (Padre Filippo) (b Pistoia, 3 Dec 1628; d ?Florence, c1703), a Servite monk allowed to leave the order while remaining a priest, who was a soprano in the service of Archduke Sigismund of Austria in 1657–63, sang a leading role in Cavalli’s Xerse in Paris in 1660 and served the Grand Duke of Tuscany as a singer from 1672 to 1700; Jacinto (b Pistoia, 1631; d Pistoia, 1705), bellringer in succession to his father; Bartolomeo (b Pistoia, 6 March 1634...

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