Giardino Novo : 25 madrigals for mixed choir / Collected by Melchior Borchgrevinck; transcribed and edited by Cees Wagemakers

Publisher's number: 14420
Genre: Vocal music
Subgenre: Mixed choir
Instruments: GK
Remarks: Early Music Edition. Single titles available separately.
Duration: 68'00"
Year of composition: 1605
Status: Unique collection of Renaissance manuscripts transposed to contemporary notation. Hundreds of vocal works that had been hidden away in various libraries across Europe, now available for the first time, thanks to tireless work of editor Cees Wagemakers.

Other authors:
Wagemakers, Cees (editor)
Borchgrevinck, Melchior (curator)
Claudio Monteverdi: Io mi son giovinetta (3’)
Leone Leoni: In questo fior ascoso (2’)
Leone Leoni: Se la vita (2’45”)
Girolamo Casati: Scherzava, e poi fuggia (3’30”)
Claudio Monteverdi: Quel augellin che canta (2’45”)
Simone Molinaro: Baci amorosi e cari (2’30”)
Giaches de Wert: Io non son però morte (2’15”)
Giovanni Croce: Qual di voi siede, O muse (2’30”)
Giovanni Bernardo Colombi: Leggiadro mio pastor (2’)
Marsilio Santini: Anima del cor mio (3’)
Gabriele Fattorini: Rondinella loquace (2’15”)
Leone Leoni: Come viver poss‘ io (2’30”)
Giaches de Wert: Frà le dorate chiome (3’45”)
Simone Molinaro: Cantiam Muse, cantiamo (2’30”)
Claudio Monteverdi: Non più guerra (3’15”)
Francesco Bianciardi: Del vago roscignuolo (3’)
Claudio Monteverdi: Ab dolente partita (3’45”)
Melchior Borchgrevinck: Amatemi ben mio (2’45”)
Girolamo Casati: Dubii frà duo mi vivo (3’45”)
Grisostomo Rubiconi: Ami Tirsi e me’l nieghi (2’30”)
Salamone Rossi: Pur venisti cor mio (2’)
Marsilio Santini: Questa che dolce canta (3’45”)
Leone Leoni: Dimmi Clori gentil (3’15”)
Salamone Rossi: Che non fai che non pensi (1’30”)
Leone Leoni: Vorrei scoprire (2’)
The collector of this album Melchior Borchgrevinck (c. 1570-1632), was a Dutch-Danish musician. The underlying bundle 'Giardino Novo' - with the full Italian title of Giardino di nuovo bellissimo varii fiori musicali scieltissimi, and of which this album is only the first of two volumes - contains madrigals by mostly other (Italian) composers than himself; only a few madrigals are of his own hand. It would be a tremendous task to discuss all the composers in this album, but a few names are well-known to us: Claudio Monteverdi, Leone Leoni, Giaches de Wert, Salamone Rossi (Ebreo) and Giovanni Croce. Nevertheless the relatively unknown music in this collection is surprisingly fresh and challenging. Most of it is not heard for over 400 years. It deserves better.

Cees Wagemakers, 2015.

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