Girolamo Frescobaldi was an Italian master of the organ, both in composition and as an organist. He was considered by many to be a genius! His father was in property and most possibly an organist given Girolamo and his half-brother’s aptitude for the organ.
In 1607 Frescobaldi began his career in Rome as church organist at Santa Maria in Trastevere. He then ventured on his one trip out of Rome, travelling to the Netherlands, and then publishing a book of madrigals in Antwerp. In 1608 he was elected as the organist at St Peter’s Basillica and remained there for twenty years. Frescobaldi returned to the post again in 1634 until his death in 1643.