Agostino Agazzari (December 2, 1578 - April 10, 1640) was an Italian composer and writer on music.

He was born in Siena. After working in Rome, he returned to Siena in 1607, becoming first organist and later choirmaster of the cathedral there.

As a composer, he wrote several books of sacred music, madrigalss and the pastoral drama Eumelio (1606). Agostino is best known, however, for Del sonare sopra il basso (1607), one of the earliest and most important works on basso continuo.

He died in Siena.

Further reading

  • Colleen Reardon, Agostino Agazzari and Music at Siena Cathedral, 1597-1641 (OUP, 1993)

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