Rossi, Luigi Felice



Italian church composer, writer and translator; was born at Brandizzo, Piedmont, and studied composition at Naples under Ramondi and Zingarelli. He produced an opera at Turin, which failed, and thereafter turned his attention to sacred music, composing masses, named for the cities in which they were to be produced; vespers, motets, psalms, a Te Deum, a Magnificat, a Requiem for men's voices with orchestra, etc. He also contributed to some Italian dictionaries and to the Gazzetta Musicale, Milan, and translated into Italian theoretical works by Reicha and Cherubini. He died in Turin.