Antonio Scandello

Antonio Scandello (January 17, 1517 – January 18, 1580) 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.

Scandella composed a memorial mass for the Saxon Elector Maurice (Missa super Epithaphum Mauritii), who had been wounded to death at the battle of Sievershausen. The mass is based on a motet on the Latin epitaph of Maurice by the headmaster Georg Fabricius of the Misnian princely school. It was conducted at the burial of the Elector in the Freiberg minster in 1562.

Scandella died in 1580 in Dresden.

Birth and Death Data: Born January 27th, 1517 (Bergamo), Died January 28th, 1580 (Dresden)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1938

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer

Notes: Listed as Antonio Scandelli on Victor disc label.


Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-030722 10-in. 12/17/1938 Die Martinsgans (St. Martin's goose) Trapp Family Choir ; Franz Wasner Mixed vocal chorus, unaccompanied composer  


Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Scandello, Antonio," accessed August 3, 2021,

Scandello, Antonio. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved August 3, 2021, from

"Scandello, Antonio." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 3 August 2021.

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