Biography of Giovanni Croce.
Volume I contains a completely new biography of Giovanni Croce by Martin Morell which, drawing on his own original researches and on the work of Dr Laura Davey (see References) draws together all the available information about the composer's life and work; his long career, spanning almost 40 years as choirboy and singing man, vice-maestro and ultimately maestro di cappella at San marco, his position and duties as a priest at S. Maria Formosa, and his many distinguished patrons. A summary will appear here shortly.
With regret, we announce that following the sad death of Michael Procter in May 2012, the Croce Quatercentenary Edition cannot be completed. Of the fourteen volumes that Michael planned, volumes I, II, VIII and XIII are complete. Volumes III, IV, V, VI, VII, IX and XIV will be abandoned. Volumes X, XI and XII will be completed by Professor Richard Charteris
The works of Giovanni Croce will be included in several courses with Michael Procter during the quatercentenary year 2009:
The works of Giovanni Croce will be particularly featured in the 18th International Academy of Sacred Music 2009:
Giovanni Croce's Requiem I will be performed in St Mark's on the 400th anniversary of the composer's death by Ensemble Hofkapelle: