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Scarlatti, Alessandro

(ca. 1658/60–1725). Composer; b. Palermo, Sicily; regarded as founder of modern opera; said to have invented da capo (It. “from the beginning”; a part to be repeated). Works include oratorios (e.g., Agar et Ismaele esiliati; Christmas Oratorio); Stabat mater; masses; cantatas.

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