Ascanio Majone


Ascanio Maione (or Mayone) (born around 1570 in Naples and died in 1627) was an Italian musician and composer.
He was a disciple of Jean de Macque and worked at SS Annunziata as an organist from 1593 and as a maestro di cappella from 1621; he was also organist at the Royal Chapel in 1602. He published madrigals but his main work consists of two volumes of keyboard music, Diversi Capricci per sonare (1603, 1609). These contain canzones, toccatas, variations and arrangements of vocal pieces, often in a baroque rather than a 16th-century style.