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Musica Divina (Volume II) : Madrigals for 6 & 7 voices / Assembled by Pietro Phalesio; transcribed and edited by Cees Wagemakers

Publisher's number: 14580
Genre: Vocal music
Subgenre: Mixed choir
Instruments: GK
Remarks: Early Music Edition. Single titles available separately.
Year of composition: 1588
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)
Phalesio, Pietro (curator)
Jean de Macque: Di coralli e di perle (1’)
Jean de Macque: Sedendo in su l’ arena (2’30”)
Stefano Felis: Non so s’ Amor - Anzi no - Cessi pur l’ombre (3’45”)
Jean de Macque: Il vago e lieto aspetto (3’)
Philippe de Monte: Amorosi pensieri (2’15”)
Jean de Macque: Moriro di dolor (2’)
Giovanni Piero Manenti: Se pensand’ al partir (3’30”)
Giovanni Ferretti: Questa fera gentil (2’30”)
Alessandro Striggio: Partirò (2’30”)
Giovanni Ferretti: Sù sù sù non più dormir (2’30”)
Anon.: Ecco ch’ io lass’ il core (3’)
Philippe de Monte: La dolce vista (3’)
Philippe de Monte: Poi ch’ el mio largo pianto (2’)
Giovanni Ferretti: Corrette tutti (2’15”)
Philippe de Monte: Leggiadre Ninfe - Il dolc’ e desiato frutto (5’15”)
Alessandro Striggio: Alla mia dolce e vaga Donna (3’15”)
Orlando di Lasso: Di pensier in pensier (4’15”)
Alessandro Striggio: Non rumor di tamburi (3’15”)
Jean de Macque: Fra belle Ninfe (2’45”)
Stefano Felis: Di faville d’ Amor (2’15”)
Philippe de Monte: Anima dove vai (3’15”)
Philippe de Monte: Tempr’ homai l’ ira (3’45”)
Musica Divina is the title of this album. One would expect sacred music, but there is nothing sacred in these madrigals. They all are about love; not just love, but unfortunate, unattainable, unhappy, deceived or disrupted love.If one wanted to translate the title Celestial Music could do. Because celestial they are, all of the 58 madrigals by 19 illustrious composers, as is mentioned in the original title.
The collector of this album Pietro Phalesio The Younger (Pierre Phalèse - or Vander Phaliesen) did a wonderful job in 1588 by assembling this collection of madrigals by more or less well-known composers. Many of the authors are famous, such as Di Lasso, De Monte, De Rore, Nanino, Gabrieli, Striggio and Marenzio. But the others are also worth singing and listening to.
All of the madrigals are written according to the prima prattica, the strict rules of madrigalism near the end of the 16th century.

Cees Wagemakers

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Score Download to Newzik (A4), 148 pages EUR 47.20
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