Filippo Bonaffino

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Filippo Bonaffino (fl. 1623) was an Italian composer.

Life and career

Filippo Bonaffino is thought to have been born in Messina. In 1623 he published a book of 18 Madrigali concertati for two to four voices with continuo, titled Madrigali concertati a due, tre e quattro Voci per cantar, e sonar nel Clauecimbalo, Chitarrone, ò altro simile Instrumento. The collection includes a setting of Ancidetemi pur, made popular by Arcadelt in the 16th-century, and also two solo songs for bass and continuo dedicated to "Signor Gio[v]anni Watchin (John Watkin), English gentleman." The other songs include settings of text by Luigi Groto, Angelo Grillo, Maurizio Moro, Giambattista Marino and Ottavio Rinuccini.[1]

Bonaffino died in Messina.


  1. Carapezza, Paolo Emilio; Collisani, Giuseppe. "Bonaffino, Filippo". Oxford Music Online. Retrieved 1 March 2012. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>