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His extensive body of compositions include polyphonic vocal as well as instumental works. His theoretical-practical guide to the art of accompanying Gregorian chant on the organ, "Organo Suonarino", was the first of its kind to be published. (Contribution by <email@example.com>.)
A. Banchieri was an important early 17th century Italian musical figure. He was an organist, composer, theoretician and man of letters. He received his musical training in Lucca and completed his studies with Guiseppe Guami. In 1589, he joined the order of the Olivetani monks. 7 years later, he was named organist at the S. Michele Monastery in Bosco (Bologna). (Contribution by <firstname.lastname@example.org>.)