Cesare, Giovanni Martino

Giovanni Martino Cesare was born in Udine, Italy around 1590. Very little is known about his life and works. All sources have the same information, that is repeated again and again: “...he is known as a composer and cornett player. By 1611 (his first publication) he resided as cornetto player at the house of Charles, Margrave of Burgau at Günzburg near Augsburg. In 1615 he became an employee of Duke Maximilian of Bavaria (Munich) as a cornettist, where he wrote his best known collection Musicali melodie (1621). It contains 14 instrumental canzonas of one to six parts with continuo, and 14 motets.”
Cesare wrote the oldest piece of music written for solo sackbut and accompaniment: La Hyeronima.