Complete Encyclopaedia of Music/A/Agazzari, Augustino

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Agazzari, Augustino. Born of a noble family at Sienna, was chapel-master at Rome according to Quadro, he was the first who introduced instrumental concertos into the church about the beginning of the sixteenth century but by the word concerti, used in the title page of his work, is only meant "Salmi Concertati," or psalms accompanied with violins. Agazzari wrote, in 1538, a work on ecclesiastical music.