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He was born at Massa in Val di Nievole (Tuscany). He was a pupil of Marc' Antonio Cesti and Loreto Vittori . He came to Rome while still young and entered the service of Prince Borghese ; later he became organist of the Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore. He enjoyed the protection of Queen Christina of Sweden, in whose honour an opera of his, Dov'è amore è pieta, was produced in 1679.
During Alessandro Scarlatti's second stay in Rome (1703-1708), Pasquini and Arcangelo Corelli were frequently associated with Scarlatti in musical performances, especially in connection with the Arcadian Academy , of which all three were members. Pasquini died at Rome, and was buried in the church of St Lorenzo in Lucina.
He is also remembered as a vigorous composer for the harpsichord.
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