Biography:Pietro Urbani

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PIETRO URBANI -- Published a collection at Edinburgh, 1792-94, entitled Collection of Scottish Airs, &c.. George Farquhar Graham (Songs of Scotland, p. 77) remarks:

Urbani, a good singer and a good musician, had the merit of being the first person who attempted, at great cost, to get up some of Handel's Oratorios in Edinburgh and Glasgow in 1802; but the meritorious attempt was not encouraged, and Urbani was ruined. He afterwards went to reside in Dublin, and died there in 1816.