Domenico Zipoli (1688 – 1726) was an Italian Baroque composer who worked and died in Córdoba (Argentina).
He became a Jesuit in order to work in the Reductions of Paraguay where his musical expertise contributed to develop the natural musical talents of the Guaranis.
He is remembered as the most accomplished musician among Jesuit missionaries.
Zipoli was born in Prato, Italy, where he received elementary musical training. However, there are no records of him having entered the cathedral choir. In 1707, and with the patronage of Cosimo III, Grand Duke of Tuscany, he was a pupil of the organist Giovani Maria Casini in Florence. In 1708 he briefly studied underAlessandro Scarlatti in Naples, then Bologna and finally in Rome under Bernardo Pasquini. Two of his oratorios date to this early period: San Antonio di Padova(1712) and Santa Caterina, Virgine e martire (1714). Around 1715 he was made the organist of the Church of the Gesù (a Jesuit parish, the mother church for The Society of Jesus), in Rome.
I played from the edition of his works is by Luigi Tagliavini.
The Verso in g (there is no other title in the edition) consists of four versos and a Canzona, which consists of three parts.
It is a variation set on a few motives, that come back in different forms in all parts of the piece.
The Frechilla Spanish sampleset has magnificent flue stops, well suited to the music of Zipoli, so I decided to show them off on their own this time without the chamade trumpets.