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Domenico Mancinelli

Domenico Mancinelli (Bologna, 23 June 1724 - Bologna, 16 October 1804) was an Italian oboist and composer. Mancinelli was an oboist at the chapel of the Basilica of San Petronio in Bologna from 1760 until his death. Despite this he lived for some years in London, the city where he published most of his compositions. He wrote a large quantity of duets for two flutes to be played by his students (all members of the English aristocracy). His easy and elegant compositional style belongs to the gallant era. In their work the use of short-term movement prevails and are characterized by a predictable harmonic progression and a rhythmic vitality.