Gioseffo Zarlino

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Alias: Iosephus Zarlinus


Born: 31 January 1517

Died: 4 February 1590


Italian theorist and composer. He was a leading theorist of counterpoint in the 16th century. In his book Le istitutioni harmoniche, a landmark in the history of music theory, he achieved an integration of speculative and practical theory and established Willaert’s methods as models for contrapuntal writing. —Grove Online

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List of choral works

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  • Quinque vocum moduli liber primus (Venice, 1549)
  • Modulationes sex vocum (Venice, 1566)

External links

Works by Gioseffo Zarlino in the Petrucci Music Library (IMSLP)