Urio, Francesco Antonio


Franciscan monk; born, probably, in Milan. His first known work was published in Rome, 1690, where he was chapelmaster at the Church of the Twelve Apostles. The title of this work is Motetti di concerto a due, tre, e quattro voci, con yiolini, e senza, a copy of which is in the library of the Liceo Musicale of Bologna. Some time between this date and that of his next published work he became chapelmaster in Venice of the Church of the Frari. This work is also in the library at Bologna and is entitled, Salmi concertati a tre voci con violini. Other known works are a Tantun ergo for soprano solo and figured bass, which is in the library of the Royal College of Music in London, and a Te Deum for voices and orchestra, which is in the Paris Conservatory Library. This Te Deum has become celebrated through Handel's use of a number of its themes for his Dettingen Te Deum, his Saul, Israel, and Julius Caesar.