Terziani, Pietro



Composer of church-music; born in the Papal States. Educated at Naples and Rome, and after traveling in Germany, Italy and Spain, settled in Vienna until 1816, when he became maestro di cappella at San Giovanni in Laterano, Rome. In 1788 he brought out an opera, entitled II Cresco, at Venice. He died at Rome about 1836. Among his compositions are sixteen masses; Laudate; Ave Marie with AHelua; Confiteor; Lactatus sum; complete vespers; litanies; motets and anthems.


His son Gustavo, born in Vienna about 1800, was also a church composer. He was taught first by his father, and later studied composition with Giuseppe Baini at Rome, where he died in 1837. He wrote Daniele, an oratorio for the Chiesa Nuova; a psalm for eight voices, for II Jesu; and a mass with orchestra for San Luigi de Francesi.