ASOLA(ASULA), GIOVANNI MATTEO


(b. Verona, the latter half of the 16th century. Venice, Oct. 1, 1609), priest and composer of church music and madrigals. He was one of the first to use figured basses. He was maestrodi cappella at Treviso in 1578 and at Vicenza in 1581. A list of his very numerous compositions is in Q.-L. In 1592 he joined other composers in dedicating a collection of Psalms to Palestrina.

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