A Dictionary of Music and Musicians/Cavaccio, Giovanni

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CAVACCIO, Giovanni, born at Bergamo about 1556, was for a time singer at the court of Munich, and after visiting Rome and Venice settled in his native town as maestro at the Cathedral. Thence after 23 years service he was called to be maestro at S. Maria Maggiore at Rome, where he remained till his death, Aug. 11, 1626. Cavaccio contributed to a collection of Psalms, dedicated in 1592 to Palestrina. His works are Magnificats, Psalms, Madrigals, etc., 1581–1611. (See list in Fétis). Some of his pieces are found in the 'Parnassus musicus' of Bergameno.