Anerio, Giovanni Francesca

1567-about 1620

Italian composer and chapelmaster, brother of the preceding. He was born at Rome about 1567, served as chapelmaster to the King of Poland about 1609, and in 1611 was appointed to a like post in the cathedral at Verona. After a period as instructor at the Jesuit College of St. Ignace he became chapelmaster, in 1613, at St. Maria di Monti, at Rome. He  took holy orders in 1616, and died about 1620. He was the author of a great deal of church music, and also arranged Palestrina's Mass Papse Marcelh for four voices. Grove states that he was one of the first Italians who made use of the quaver and its subdivisions.