Dattari [Dal Dattaro], Ghinolfo
- Frank Tirro
(b Bologna, c1535; d Bologna, 1617). Italian composer and singer. He sang in the choir of S Petronio, Bologna, from February 1555 to 1617. He was appointed acting maestro di cappella there in June 1597 after the death of Andrea Rota, but returned to his position as singer two years later, in January 1599, when Pompilio Pisanelli received the permanent appointment. His delightful villanellas of 1568 are all chordal, strophic, dance-like and popular in tone. The harmonies are strongly tonal in their frequent dominant-tonic relationships, and there are occasional parallel triads in stepwise motion. The entire collection is dedicated to a Bolognese nobleman, Count Giulio Pepoli, and each piece is individually dedicated to different Bolognese noblemen and ladies.DBI (A. Morelli...