Giovanni Battista Ala

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Giovanni Battista Ala was born at Monza about the end of the 16th century, died at the age of thirty two; organist of the Church dei Servitori, in Milan, and composer of canzonets, madrigals, and operas (Milan, 1617, 1625), ‘Concerti ecclesiastici’ (Milan 1618, 1621, 1628), and several motets in the ‘Pratum musicum’ (Antwerp, 1634), and in the ‘Juscinia Sacra’ (Antwerp, 1633).

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