A Dictionary of Music and Musicians/Romano, Alessandro

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ROMANO, Alessandro—known under the name of Alessandro della Viola—a composer and performer on the viola, was born at Rome about the year 1530. He was an ecclesiastic, and a member of the order of Monte Oliveto. His published works (according to Fétis) are—two books of Canzoni Napolitane for 5 voices (Venice, 1572 and 1575); a set of motets in 5 parts (Venice, 1579). A 5-part madrigal by him, 'Non pur d'almi splendori,' is published in the 'Libro terzo delle Muse' (Venice, Gardano, 1561).

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