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Giovanni Battista Mariani (Fossombrone, c. 1634 - Rome, after 1697) was an Italian composer.

He was born in Fossombrone (Pesaro and Urbino) in about 1634. In the years 1656-58 he resided in Rome, being in the service of Giberto Pio of Savoy, prince of S. Gregorio. Subsequently he passed to the employ of Cardinal Carlo Pio of Savoy , in whose palace he still lived in 1689. For this reason, in some sources of the time he is also mentioned as Giovan Battista di Pio.

In the 1659 carnival the three-part "dramatic joke" Amor vuol youth was staged in Rome, at the palace of the Roman nobleman Innocenzo Conti, Lieutenant General of the Papal State , set to music by Mariani on a libretto by Ludovico Cortesi from Rimini, at least three copies of the score remain.

In 1668 Mariani composed the music of a woodland fable, based on the text of the poet Sebastiano Baldini, performed on the occasion of a party offered on August 15 of that year by Cardinal Flavio Chigi in the garden of Monsignor Salvetti at the Quattro Fontane.

In the seventies and eighties of the seventeenth century he collaborated with some of his oratories and other spiritual compositions on the music of the oratory of S. Maria in Vallicella.

On February 14, 1697, Mariani received some objects and music books bequeathed to him by the soprano of the pontifical chapel Bonaventura Argenti. After that date there is no other news of Mariani.

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