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Antonio Scandello (Composer)

Born: 17th January 1517, Bergamo, Italy

Died: 18th January 1580, Dresden, Germany

Nationality: Italian

Antonio Scandello was an Italian composer, born in Bergamo. He worked as musician at the court of the Electors of Saxony in Dresden. In 1549 he became court-bandmaster, and in 1568 Kapellmeister succeeding Mattheus Le Maistre. His music combines elements of the Italian Renaissance with German musical traditions.

Scandello composed a memorial mass for the Saxon Elector Maurice (Missa super Epithaphum Mauritii), who had been wounded to death at the battle of Sievershausen.

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