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(1558 – 1617)
Giovanni Bassano (c.1558–1617) was an Italian composer of the Venetian School and cornettist of the late Renaissance and early Baroque eras. He was a key figure in the development of the instrumental ensemble at St Mark's basilica, and left a detailed book on instrumental ornamentation, which is a rich resource for research in contemporary performance practice. It is not known if he was related to Antonio Bassano a member of a well-known Venetian family of musicians.
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