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date: 29 January 2020

Cisilino, Sirolocked

  • Pierluigi Petrobelli


(b Mereto di Tomba, Udine, Dec 4, 1903; d Pantianicco, Udine, March 4, 1987). Italian musicologist and composer. He studied harmony and counterpoint with Dom Roussel at the Udine Seminary from 1914 and musicology and classical polyphony with Raffaele Casimiri in Rome; he was greatly influenced by his meeting with Charles van den Borren. After taking holy orders (1927) he scored about 600 collections of polyphonic music. His main musicological work was transcribing in modern notation Renaissance Venetian polyphony and related music; his transcriptions include the complete works of Asola, Baccusi, Bianciardi, Contino, Croce, Donato, Gastoldi, Ingegneri, Isnardi, Jacquet of Mantua, Lambardi, Luzzaschi, Nasco, Ponzio, Ruffo, Ippolito Sabino, Varotto, Zarlino and Zucchini, as well as many anthologies of both sacred and secular music. His transcriptions and the photographic reproductions of the originals are in the Istituto di Musica of the Cini Foundation, Venice.

His compositions include polyphonic settings of liturgical texts in modal style (e.g. ...

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