Born in Perugia; he became a pupil of Bernardino Nanini in Rome. In 1603 he became chapelmaster at Santa Maria Maggiore, but was obliged to resign the next year on account of illness. In 1609 he was appointed to a like position at Benevento Cathedral; in 1615 at the French Church of St. Louis in Rome, and five years later of St. Peter's. Among his pupils was Orazio Benevoli. Among church composers of the Roman School he ranks as one of the best. His compositions include two books of motets for eight voices; four for one to five voices; two books of psalms for eight voices; two books of masses and motets for eight to twelve voices; psalms and motets for twelve voices.