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Giacomo Carissimi
Birth: Apr. 18, 1605
Death: Jan. 12, 1674

Composer. An ordained priest, he was Maestro of Rome's St. Apollinaris Church (then part of the German College) from 1630 until his death. Carissimi was the first great writer of oratorios, choral settings of religious themes in semi-operatic style. The most notable of them is "Jeptha" (1650). Recognizing that certain churches did not have the resources to put on oratorios, he also invented the church cantata, a vocal work in a similar vein but more modest in scale and requiring far fewer performers. Handel was profoundly influenced by Carissimi and even wrote his own version of "Jeptha"; and J. S. Bach wrote over 300 church cantatas based on Carissimi's model. Carissimi's tomb was destroyed when St. Apollinaris Church was completely rebuilt in the 1740's. (bio by: Bobb Edwards) 
Church of St. Apollinaris
Cittą Metropolitana di Roma Capitale
Lazio, Italy
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Bobb Edwards
Record added: Nov 19, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 9921959
Giacomo Carissimi
Added by: Bobb Edwards
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- David Wend
 Added: Apr. 18, 2016

- Robert David Miller
 Added: Sep. 2, 2015
Listening to your music now, Maestro. Rest well from your labours.
- jan hardy
 Added: Jun. 19, 2015
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