Tarquinio Merula (Composer)
Born: 25th November 1595, Busseto, Italy
Died: 10th December 1665, Cremona, Italy
Tarquinio Merula was an Italian composer, organist, and violinist of the early Baroque era. Although mainly active in Cremona, stylistically he was a member of the Venetian school. He was one of the most progressive Italian composers of the early 17th century, especially in applying newly developed techniques to sacred music.