Gregorio Allegri

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Born: 1582-1652
Nationality: Italian
Education/Training:
boy chorister at San Luigi dei Francesi
Notable Compositions:
Miserere mei, Deus, written for two choirs, which was later transcribed from memory by 14 year old Mozart
Assignments:
obtained a benefice in the cathedral of Fermo; later received an appointment to be in the Sistine Chapel Choir at the Vatican as a contralto
Curious Facts:
one of the earliest composers for stringed instruments, and is credited with the earliest string quartet
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