Nanini, Giovanni Bernandino


Neither the date of birth nor death of Bernandino Nanini is positively known. He was the younger brother of Giovanni Maria Nanini and it is supposed his death took place between the years 1612 and 1618. He was born in Vallerano and was a pupil of his brother. He was chapelmaster at St. Luigi de Francesi and then at St. Lorenzo in Damaso and assistant teacher in his brother's school of music in Rome. He was one of the first composers to put an organ accompaniment to church-music. His works include a volume of madrigals; several psalms; motets; and a Salve Regina. They have been preserved in collections, one of which is the Satini collection in the Palace at Munster.