Giacomo Carissimi

Giacomo Carissimi (Italian pronunciation: [ˈdʒaːkomo kaˈrissimi] (listen); baptized 18 April 1605 – 12 January 1674) was an Italian composer and music teacher. He is one of the most celebrated masters of the early Baroque or, more accurately, the Roman School of music. Carissimi established the characteristic features of the Latin oratorio and was a prolific composer of motets and cantatas. He was highly influential in musical developments in north European countries through his pupils and the wide dissemination of his music.

Birth and Death Data: Born April 18th, 1605 (Marino, Lazio), Died January 12th, 1674 (Rome)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1914 - 1936

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer


Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-15219 10-in. 9/24/1914 Vittoria, mio core! Reinald Werrenrath Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-37092 10-in. 12/31/1926 Vittoria, mio core! Royal Dadmun Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor LCS-100349 12-in. (33-1/3 rpm) 4/6/1936 Vittoria, mio core Martin W. Bush ; Mable Allen Smails Soprano vocal solo, with piano composer  


Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Carissimi, Giacomo," accessed August 1, 2021,

Carissimi, Giacomo. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved August 1, 2021, from

"Carissimi, Giacomo." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 1 August 2021.

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