Giovanni Bassano

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... read moreAlthough both a composer and cornett player, Giovanni is most appreciated historically for his contribution in the writing of instruction manuels for decorated motets. He would ornament one part of a counterpoint, thus detracting from the otherwise equivocal treatment of the distinct lines; the one...

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Ricercata
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Susanne Ung Jour
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Giovanni Bassano: Ancor Che Col Partire: Ancor Che Col Partire
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Le Rose
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Ricercata Terza
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Biography

Country Of origin: Italy

Although both a composer and cornett player, Giovanni is most appreciated historically for his contribution in the writing of instruction manuels for decorated motets. He would ornament one part of a counterpoint, thus detracting from the otherwise equivocal treatment of the distinct lines; the one decorated became more prominent as it gained greater attenion and as it was often rhythmically different from the other part. Giovanni was also a noted performer as indicated by Gabrieli's "Canzona in echo" which was probably composed for him to play. (It is also thought that Bassano had an influence on Gabrieli's composition.) As a composer Bassano faired well with canzonets and motets. "Dic, Maria, nobis" was one of his more familiar compositions. ~ Keith Johnson~ Rovi