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Giovanni Tommaso Cimello (c. 1510 in Monte San Giovanni Campano – c. 1591 in Monte San Giovanni Campano) was a poet, musician, composer, and musical theorist employed by the Colonna family and active at the Aragonese Corts in Naples.


  • Canzoni Villanesche al Modo Napolitano a 3 voci, a 1545 collection of villanelle, one of the earliest following that by Nola (1541), and preceding those by Willaert (1545), and Donati (1550)[1]
  • 1st Book of Madrigals for 4 voices, a 1548 work dedicated to Fabrizio Colonna

Selected recordingsEdit


  1. ^ Willi Apel Harvard dictionary of music 1969 p904