Henri Desmarets (or Desmarest) (February 1661 in Paris – September 7, 1741 in Lunéville) was a French composer of the middle Baroque period. He was a child prodigy and sang as a boy soprano in the royal chapel. His opera "Endymion" was staged at Versailles in March, 1682. In 1683, King Louis XIV gave Desmarets a 900-livre pension.
Luca Antonio Predieri (b Bologna, 13 Sept 1688; d there, 3 Jan 1767). Italian composer. A violinist, he was maestro di cappella in several Bolognese churches including the cathedral (1728-31). After moving to Vienna he became vicemaestro of the court chapel in 1739 and succeeded Fux as its director in 1741.
Girolamo Fantini (1600 - 1675) was a giant among trumpet players in the seventeenth century. His baptism was recorded in Spoleto on February 11, 1600, but he is not heard from again until 1626, when he entered the service of Cardinal Scipio Borghese in Rome.
Luigi Rossi (ca. 1597 - 20 February 1653) was an Italian Baroque composer. Rossi was born in Torremaggiore, a small town near Foggia, in the ancient kingdom of Naples and at an early age he went to Naples. There he studied music with the Franco-Flemish composer Jean de Macque who was organist of the Santa Casa dell’Annunziata and maestro di cappella to the Spanish viceroy.
Johann Caspar Ferdinand Fischer (some authorities use the spelling Johann Kasper Ferdinand Fischer) (died 1746) was a German Baroque composer. Johann Nikolaus Forkel ranked Fischer as one of the best composers for keyboard of his day, however, partly due to the rarity of surviving copies of his music, his music is rarely heard today.
Antonio de Salazar (c.1650–1715) was a Mexican composer. Salazar was born in Seville, Spain.
He arrived in New Spain in 1688 as chapel master of Puebla Cathedral, then later held his final position at Mexico City Cathedral.
It is unknown if he had any direct connection to Oaxaca Cathedral though some of his compositions are found in manuscript there.
Antonio Cesti (bap. 5 August 1623 – 14 October 1669), known today primarily as an Italian composer of the Baroque era, he was also a singer (tenor), and organist. He was "the most celebrated Italian musician of his generation".
Pablo Bruna (June 22, 1611 – June 27, 1679) was a Spanish composer and organist notable for his blindness (suffered after a childhood bout of smallpox), which resulted in his being known as "El ciego de Daroca" ("the blind man of Daroca"). It is not known how Bruna received his musical training, but in 1631 he was appointed organist of the collegiate church of St.