Francesco Usper  (ca.1570-1641)
Last updated: 02.04.23
According to the Internet source given below, Francesco Usper [Spongia] was an Italian composer and priest. A pupil of Andrea Gabrieli; worked as organist at S. Salvador in Venice from 1614, and in 1622-3 was deputy organist at St Mark's. In 1627 he became director of the Scuola di S. Giovanni Evangelista. He published madrigals, church music, and instrumental music in up to eight parts, including a fine sinfonia for two violins, four violes, recorder and chitarrone which has brilliant concertino passages.
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book15.gif  Francesco Usper : Ricercari Et Arie Francesi a Quattro Voci Francesco Usper flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif
Recorder Sheet Music
Ricercar & Aria Francese (1595) (D/A/T/B)smp_unav15.gif
Arr./Editor: Sponga
Publisher: London Pro Musica (EML0314)