Braen was a pseudonym used by Alessandro Alessandroni (born March 18, 1925, Rome, Italy - died March 26, 2017, Rome, Italy) an Italian composer, arranger, vocalist, whistler, conductor and multi-instrumentalist (guitar, sitar, keyboards, mandolin, mandocello, accordion, banjo, flute, harmonica, jew's harp, recorder, melodica and ocarina). He was the founder of the vocal ensemble I Cantori Moderni di Alessandroni. Husband of Margaret Courtney-Clarke. Former husband of Giulia Alessandroni. Father of Alex Alessandroni and Cinzia Alessandroni.