Donatus de Florentia

Donatus de Florentia

Real Name:
Donato da Cascia
Donato da Cascia (also da Firenze or da Florentia) (fl. c. 1350 – 1370) was an Italian composer of the Trecento. All of his surviving music is secular, and the largest single source is the Squarcialupi Codex. He was probably also a priest, and the picture that survives of him in the Squarcialupi Codex shows him in the robes of the Benedictine order.

Nothing at all is known about his life except what can be inferred from his picture, his name, and the geographic distribution of his surviving music. He was probably from Cascia, near Florence, and all of his music, with one exception (the virelai), is found in sources in Tuscany.


Donatus de Florentia Discography


DL 79428 New York Pro Musica, LaNoue Davenport I’ Fu’ggià Usignol New York Pro Musica, LaNoue Davenport - Florentine Music(LP) Decca DL 79428 US 1967 Sell This Version
Studio Der Frühen Musik Come Da Lupo Studio Der Frühen Musik - Frühe Musik In Italien, Frankreich Und Burgund Telefunken Germany Unknown Sell This Version