Rinaldo del Mel

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Aliases: René del Mel, del Melle

Not to be confused with Giovanni Battista Mele (Juan Bauptista Melle), 1701 (or earlier)-active until 1752 in Madrid.


Born: c1554

Died: c1598

Born in Mechelin, Melle is presumed to have been 8 years old when he joined the choir of St. Rombaut in 1562. He later claimed to have been named after the infant duchess Renée of Lorraine, adopting a more italianate name when he moved to Rome in 1580. He disappears from the record in 1596, though a few madrigals were published under his name in Antwerp in 1597.

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