Composers

Carlo Grossi

Voice
Soprano
Violin
Tenor
Alto
Viola
Bass
Mixed chorus
Orchestra
Cello
Operas
Arias
Canzonetta
Madrigal
Secular cantatas
Cantatas
Siciliana
Motet
Hymn
Sacred hymns
by popularity
Il Nicomede in Bitinia, S.4L'Anfione, Op.7L'Artaxerse, S.2Moderne Melodie a voce sola con 2, 3, 4 e 5 stromenti e organo
Wikipedia
Carlo Grossi (c. 1634 – 14 May 1688) was an Italian composer.
He is believed to have been the first composer to use the term "divertimento", in his 1681 composition Il divertimento de' grandi musiche da camera, ò per servizio di tavola.
He was the organist at the church of SS. Giovanni e Paolo.
He is also known for setting Hebrew religious texts to recitative in the style of Claudio Monteverdi, such as in his Cantata Ebraica in Dialogo, a work commissioned from Grossi (himself a Gentile) by the relatively free and well-off Jewish community of Modena. This work was likely intended for performance by an amateur choir (the choral parts are relatively simple, suggesting deliberate tailoring to the capabilities of less advanced musicians) with professional-standard operatic soloists.
Grossi died in 1688 at Venice.