Giovanni Maria Trabaci

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Ricercate, & altri varij capricci, Libro 1Canzona Francesca cromaticaGagliarda quintaFugue No.1 in Primo TonoCanzona FrancezaCanzona FranceseCanzonette italiane e spagnole á tre e quattro vociIl GalluccioRicercate, & altri varij capricci, Libro 2Gagliarda terza sopra la MantoanaRicercar Settimo Tono con tre fugueCanzona franzesa PrimaCanzona franzesa QuartaCanzona franzesa SecondaCanzona franzesa TerzaGagliarda PrimaGagliarda SecondaGagliarda TerzaMissarum, et Motectorum quatuor vocumRicercar Decimo Tono trasportato con una Fugha solaRicercar Duodecimo Tono con quattro FugheRicercar Nono Tono con tre FugheRicercar Ottavo Tono sopra Ruggiero, con tre FugheRicercar Primo Tono con tre FugheRicercar Quarto Tono con tre Fughe, et inganniRicercar Quinto Tono con quattro FugheRicercar Secondo Tono con quattro FugheRicercar Sesto Tono con tre Fughe, et suoi RiversiRicercar Settimo Tono con due FugheRicercar Terzo Tono con tre FugheRicercar Undecimo Tono trasportato con due FugheSesto Tono Cromatico
Giovanni Maria Trabaci (ca. 1575 – 31 December 1647) was an Italian composer and organist. He was a prolific composer, with some 300 surviving works preserved in more than 10 publications; he was especially important for his keyboard music.
Trabaci was born in Montepeloso (now Irsina, near Matera). Nothing is known about his early life. On 1 December 1594 he was appointed tenor at Santissima Annunziata Maggiore in Naples, but already in 1597 he must have been known as an organist and organ expert, because he was invited that year to test the organ of Oratorio dei Filippini. He served as organist there for a while, and then became, in 1601, organist to the Spanish viceroys at the Chapel Royal of Naples. The second organist was Ascanio Mayone, and Giovanni de Macque was maestro di cappella. Trabaci succeeded Macque in 1614 after the latter's death, and held the post for the rest of his life. Between 1625 and 1630 he also worked at the Oratorio dei Filippini.
Trabaci was most noted for his keyboard works, which include ricercares, canzonas and toccatas collected in two publications (Libro primo..., 1603, Libro secondo..., 1615). His bold harmonic language, with unexpected modulations to distant keys, and experiments with structure in these works influenced Girolamo Frescobaldi. He wrote 2 pieces in that experimental idiom: His "Durezze et ligature" and "Consonanze stravaganti" (1603). He also wrote numerous sacred vocal works, but these are, in general, more conservative. His 1602 book of motets, Motectorum, features advanced harmonic writing and may have influenced Carlo Gesualdo's 1603 Sacrae cantiones.