Giovanni Picchi (1571 ?-- 1643) was an Italian composer, organist, lutenist, and harpsichordist, Venetian School. He was the only Venetian of his time to write dance music for harpsichord.
He appeared as a lutenist on the title page of a dance manual by Fabritio Caroso (Nobilità di dame, 1600). In 1607 he was organist at the Venetian church of the Frari, and from 1623 to his death he was also organist at the confraternity Scuola di San Rocco. Instead of him, Giovanni Pietro Berti became organist at the san Marco.
Of Picchi's music, mostly instrumental music survives. This toccatta is included in the Fitzwilliam Virginal Book. Further more there are some dances by him.
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