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Alessandro Melani was born in Pistoia in 1639 into an old musical family, the last born child of Domenico di Santi d’Antonio who was at that date the cathedral bell ringer. He was encouraged from an early age in his musical studies as were his other six brothers and sisters of whom one became a composer, four became sopranos and one a bell ringer. Little is known about his musical education but he was registered in the cathedral of Pistoia as a singer between the years of 1650 and 1660. During the following years he worked as the kappelmeister in Orvieto and Ferrara and in 1667 returned to Pistoia in the same position. He then moved to S. Maria Maggiore at Rome and in 1672 transferred to S. Luigi dei Francesi wher he remained till his death in 1703. This latter position was probably gained through the offices of his brother Atto. Atto, singer and diplomat to the court of Louis XIV, was highly considered by this latter and also by Cardinal Giulio Rospigliosi, later to become Pope Clement IX in 1667. In Rome Alessandro Melani worked as a composer both of sacred music and operas, and for the role he played in the musical scene there may be interpreted as the precursor to Alessandro…

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Barsanti  Francesco
Boccherini  Luigi
Brunelli  Antonio
Brunetti  Giovanni Gualberto
Caccini  Francesca
Caccini  Giulio
Cambini  Giovanni Gioacchino Maria
Campion  Charles-Antoine
Cesti  Antonio
Cherubini  Luigi
Clari  Giovanni Carlo Maria
Della Ciaia  Bernardino Azzolino
Dôthel  Nicolas
Gasparini  Francesco
Geminiani  Francesco
Gherardeschi  Filippo Maria
Giuliani  Giovanni Francesco
Guami  Francesco
Guami  Gioseffo
Guglielmi  Pietro Alessandro
Lidarti  Christian Joseph
Manfredini  Francesco
Manfredini  Vincenzo
→ Melani  Alessandro
Nardini  Pietro
Rutini  Giovanni Marco
Veracini  Antonio
Veracini  Francesco Maria
Zipoli  Domenico
 
 
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Alessandro  Melani

(Pistoia  1639 – Roma  1703)



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Catalogue:
The dates and palces of the works correspond to the first performance
Item’s number 32
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  Vocal music:
 
Opere 
L’empio punito (F. Acciaiuoli), Roma, Teatro Colonna, 1669
Il trionfo della continenza considerata in Scipione Africano (G. Monteverdi), Fano, 1677
Roberto ovvero il carceriere di se medesimo (F. Nencini), Siena, 1677 (col titolo Il sospetto senza fondamento, Firenze, 1691) 
Ama chi t’ama 
S. Dimna  
Idaspe
(F. Nencini), Siena, 1677 (col titolo Il sospetto senza fondamento, Firenze, 1691)
 
Intermezzi 
Capriccio a tre: bacchettone, soldato e giocatore
 
Oratori 
La morte di Oloferne (F. Nencini), Roma, S. Giovanni de’ Fiorentini, 1675
Il fratricidio di Caino (B. Pamphili), Roma, palazzo Pamphili, 1677
S. Francesca Romana, Palermo, 1682
Golia abbattuto, Roma, 1685
Il giudizio di Salomone, Bologna, 1686
Lo scisma del sacerdozio, 1691, perduto
Giuditta, Firenze, 1693
S. Eugenia(G. Bussi), 1686
S. Rosa di Viterbo, Firenze, 1693
S. Filippo Neri, libretto pubblicato a Lucca nel 1715
 
Cantate e serenate 
Ventotto cantate in onore di Luigi XIV, Roma, 1678
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The catalogue is organised referring to The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, vol.XII, London, 1980 and Dizionario della musica e dei musicisti, Le Biografie, vol. V, Torino, 1980.

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