Many of Giorgi's early compositions were written during his time in Rome. By January 1725 he was in Lisbon where he took up the post of court mestre de capela. He died in Lisbon in 1762. Many Portuguese records were lost in the 1755 Lisbon earthquake, but in Giorgi's case around 600 compositions have been preserved both in the Lateran archives in Rome and at Lisbon Cathedral. Most are vocal works and many are for liturgical use. Some—particularly the later works—incorporate concerted instrumental parts. His extant works include: 162 motets, some for 2 to 4 voices; also some for 8 or 16 voices 33 mass settings for 2, 4, 8 and 16 voices; some with instrumental parts 145 gradual settings for 2, 4 and 8 voices; some with instruments 137 antiphons for 2 to 4 voices; some with instrumental parts 162 psalms for 4, 5 and 8 voices; some with organ parts 152 offertory settings for 8 voices; one with instruments 49 hymns for 4 voices 20 responsories for 4 or 8 voices Lamentations for 8 voices 5 cantatas for solo soprano and organ Madrigals for 5 voices Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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