He served as maestro di cappella at a Jesuit church in Rome and later at the cathedral of Messina in Sicily.  In 1678, Lorenzani traveled to France, hoping to find fortune. Louis XIV recognized his talent and invited him to Paris, where he served as music master to the queen. Under orders of the king, Lorenzani traveled back to Italy and recruited singers for the monarch's chapel. Due to his ultramontane beliefs, he was ordered to leave Versailles, thanks to protests made by Jean-Baptiste Lully. He then served as maître de musique for the Theatines in Paris. At the end of his life, Lorenzani served as maestro di cappella for the Cappella Giulia in Saint Peter's Basilica in The Vatican. 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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