Theodonus de Caprio
- F. Alberto Gallo
(b ?Sant'Agata; d Capua, 1434). Italian theorist. He was a Benedictine at the monastery of Montevergine (Avellino), and prior of the abbey of Capua. His treatise Regule contrapuncti, in an addition to the manuscript I-Rvat Barberini lat.307, is dated 13 July 1431. It begins with a description of the nine consonances, five perfect (unison, 5th, octave, 12th, 15th) and four imperfect (3rd, 6th [major and minor], 10th, 13th), and continues with illustrations of their possible combinations in compositions for two voices. At the end of the same manuscript, under the date ...