Corradini [Coradini, Corradino], Nicolò
- Nigel Fortune
- , revised by Rodobaldo Tibaldi
(b ?Cremona; d Cremona, Aug 7, 1646). Italian composer and organist. He was a pupil of Omobono Morsolino, whom he succeeded before 1611 as organist of Cremona Cathedral; he also became organist of S Pietro, and, on 1 September 1611, of the Cappella delle Laudi at the cathedral. In 1635 he succeeded Tarquinio Merula as maestro of the Cappella delle Laudi. He also directed the music at the Accademia degli Animosi, Cremona. Of Corradini's vocal music, there survive only a few items in anthologies and a book of concertato motets of a type increasingly popular at the time in Italy. Of the 20 motets in the collection, five require obbligato instruments, but only two, Proserpe lux venit and Deliciae meae esse cum Christo, adopt the new, modern grouping of two violins. The others are written for an instrumental ensemble that is more ‘archaic’ (but which continued to have its own repertory at least until the middle of the 1630s), consisting of one high instrument (violin or cornett) and one low one (violone or trombone). He also wrote a fair amount of instrumental music in which traditional features mingle with more modern elements....