Capocci, Filippo


Born in Rome and succeeded his father as master-director of the choir in 1898. He began the study of music when only nine years of age, his father teaching him the organ and harmony. Alexandre Guilmant, whom he visited in 1880, induced him to devote himself to the organ, and he afterward became famous for his arrangements of stops and his musicianly playing. He has published a number of compositions for the organ, among them five sonatas, and eleven books of original pieces.