Giovan Tomaso di Maio

Giovan Tomaso di Maio (also Majo, Mayo,[1] c. 1490 - after 1548) was an Italian composer.[2][3][4] His villanelle, like those of Giovanni Domenico da Nola, were popular throughout Italy.[5]


  1. ^ Cardamone, Donna G. (2001). "Maio, Giovan Tomaso di". In Root, Deane L. (ed.). The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians. Oxford University Press.
  2. ^ James Haar European Music: 1520 - 1640 2006 Page 232 "... and pointed, adopted some "rustic" mannerisms such as parallel fifths in the counterpoint. Neapolitan composers, among them Giovan Tomaso di Maio and Giovanni Domenico da Nola, specialized in these pieces, which began to appear ..."
  3. ^ Historical Dictionary of Choral Music - Page 455 Melvin P. Unger - 2010 "Some of the earliest publications were by Giovanni Domenico da Nola (two books, 1541, reprinted 1545), Vincenzo Fontana (1545), Giovanthomaso Cimello (1545), Giovan Tomaso di Maio (1546), and Rinaldo Burno (1546)."
  4. ^ James Harr Essays on Italian Poetry and Music in the Renaissance, 1350-1600 1986 - Page 59 "During the second decade of the century the villota and later additions to the frottola repertory in the North (and also in Naples, the work of the youthful Giovan Tomaso di Maio), as well as the carnival song and a noticeable revival of the ballata ..."
  5. ^ “The” Harvard Concise Dictionary of Music and Musicians - Don Michael Randel - 1999 Page 711- "Neapolitan composers such as Giovanni Domenico da Nola (1541 and after) and Giovan Tomaso di Maio (1546) wrote quantities of these pieces, the popularity of which soon spread throughout Italy."