Zipoli Domenico  
Zipoli Domenico

Domenico Zipoli (17 October 1688 – 2 January 1726) was an Italian Baroque composer. He became a Jesuit in order to work in the Reductions of Paraguay where his musical expertise contributed to develop the natural musical talents of the Guaranis. He is remembered as the most accomplished musician among Jesuit missionaries.

Early training and career
Zipoli was born in Prato, Italy, where he received elementary musical training. However, there are no records of him having entered the cathedral choir. In 1707, and with the patronage of Cosimo III, Grand Duke of Tuscany, he was a pupil of the organist Giovani Maria Casini in Florence. In 1708 he briefly studied under Alessandro Scarlatti in Naples, then Bologna and finally in Rome under Bernardo Pasquini. Two of his oratorios date to this early period: San Antonio di Padova (1712) and Santa Caterina, Virgine e martire (1714). Around 1715 he was made the organist of the Church of the Gesù (a Jesuit parish, the mother church for The Society of Jesus), in Rome, a prestigious post. At the very beginning of the following year, he finished his best known work, a collection of keyboard pieces titled Sonate d'intavolatura per organo e cimbalo.

Jesuit musician-missionary
For reasons that are not clear, Zipoli travelled to Sevilla, Spain, in 1716, where, on 1 July, he joined the Society of Jesus with the desire to be sent to the Reductions of Paraguay in Spanish Colonial America. Still a novice, he left Spain with a group of 53 missionaries who reached Buenos Aires on 13 July 1717.
He completed his formation and sacerdotal studies in Cordoba (in contemporary Argentina) (1717–1724) though, for the lack of an available bishop, he could not be ordained priest. All through these few years he served as music director for the local Jesuit church. Soon his works came to be known in Lima, Peru. Struck by an unknown infectious disease, Zipoli died in the Jesuit house of Cordoba, on 2 January 1726. A previous theory placing his death in the ancient Jesuit church of Santa Catalina, in the hills of the Province of Córdoba (Argentina), has now been discredited. His burial place has never been found.

Zipoli continues to be well known today for his keyboard music. His Italian compositions have always been known but recently some of his South American church music was discovered in Chiquitos, Bolivia: two Masses, two psalm settings, three Office hymns, a Te Deum laudamus and other pieces. A Mass copied in Potosí, Bolivia in 1784, and preserved in Sucre, Bolivia, seems a local compilation based on the other two Masses. His dramatic music, including two complete oratorios and portions of a third one, is mostly gone. Three sections of the 'Mission opera' San Ignacio de Loyola – compiled by Martin Schmid in Chiquitos many years after Zipoli's death, and preserved almost complete in local sources – have been attributed to Zipoli.
For decades, his music continued to be highly regarded by his Jesuit colleagues, decisively influencing later composers.

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Domenico Zipoli Adagio per oboe, cello, organo e orchestra
ADAGIO (Domenico Zipoli, per Oboe, Cello, Organo e Orchestra (elaborazione di Francesco Giovannini) OBOE: Pierre Pierlot, CELLO: Bernard Fonteny, ORGANO: Anne-Marie Beckensteiner, ORCHESTRE DE CHAMBRE JEAN-FRANCOIS PAILLARD, CONDUCTOR: Jean-Francois Paillard
Grabación : Año 1973


Trompette: Maurice André
Orchestre de Chambre J.F. Paillard
Direction: Jean-Francois Paillard

Domenico Zipoli Sonatas on Cristofori Piano 1720
Susan Alexander-Max
Domenico Zipoli Sonate d'intavolatura per Cimbalo,Sergio Vartolo
Domenico Zipoli Selections from Sonate d'intavolatura per organo
Selections from Sonate d'intavolatura per organo

George Becker, organ

Domenico Zipoli TOCCATA
Concerto d'organo del 17 maggio '09
Chiesa S. Simeone Profeta
Alvito (FR)
Organo Tamburini: Enrico Angelini
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Luca Raggi plays on the Zanin organ
Te Deum - Domenico Zipoli
Te Deum. Domenico Zipoli
Coro del Colegio Sagrado Corazón
Solistas y Músicos Invitados
22 de noviembre de 2009.
Parroquia del Perpetuo Socorro. Rosario. Argentina
Domenico Zipoli - Ave Maris Stella
Sopranos: María Goso / Natalia Yaffé / Ivana D'Amelio / M. Belén Scerbo
Mezzos: Carolina Dieguez / Julia Elicabe / Cecilia Inés Rey de la Colina
Tenor: Nelson Quilis
Barítono: Diego S. D 'Avila
Violín: Hebe Asrín
Flauta Dulce: Arturo Arias
Violoncello: Ana Herrera
Órgano: Daniela García
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