Catholic Encyclopedia (1913)/Andrea Adami da Bolsena

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Catholic Encyclopedia (1913), Volume 1
Andrea Adami da Bolsena

by James Alphonsus Völker


An Italian musician b. at Bolsena, 1663; d. in Rome, 1742. Through the influence of Cardinal Pietro Ottoboni he was appointed master of the papal choir. He left a history of this institution, with portraits and memoirs of the singers, under the title of "Osservazioni per ben regolare il coro dei cantori della Cappella Pontificia" (Rome, 1711). He was highly esteemed by the Romans for his personal as well as his musical gifts.

GROVE, Dict. of Music and Musicians; RIEMANN, Dict. of Music.

J. A. VÖLKER