composer

Aleotti, Vittoria

The Italian composer Vittoria Aleotti (c. 1575 - c. 1646) was the daughter of a prominent architect in Ferrara, Giovanni Battista Aleotti, who is said to have had five daughters.

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Ghirlanda de Madrigali : for 4 voices / Vittoria Aleotti; transcribed and edited by Cees Wagemakers

Publisher's number: 15458
Genre: Vocal music
Subgenre: Mixed choir
Instruments: GK4
Remarks: Early Music Edition. Single titles available separately.
Year of composition: 1593
Status: fully digitized (real-time delivery)

Other authors:
Wagemakers, Cees (editor)
Contains:
Hor che la vaga Aurora (2‘30”)
Al turbar de bei lumi (1‘45”)
Lasso, quand’ io credei (2‘15”)
Per voi lasso (2‘00”)
Mentre l’ ardite labbia - Ahi, che per altro (4‘00”)
Ahi che s’ avent’ in me (1‘45”)
Amor mio, perché piangi (2‘15”)
Ch’ io non t’ ami (2‘00)
O dolce anima mia (2‘15)
Se del tuo corpo - Però Signor (4‘00”)
Baciai per haver vita (2‘15”)
Quante volte in vano (1‘30”)
Ta amo mia vita (2‘00”)
Io v’ amo vita mia (2‘45”)
Cor mio perché pur piangi - Io piango (3‘30”)
Dicesti anima mia (1‘45”)
O dolce eterno Amore (1‘45”)
O dal sofferto foco (1‘45”)
Description:
Even if there is only one book of madrigals by Vittoria Aleotti - one of the first female composers that saw her work being printed - the music is very pleasant. Vittoria started writing madrigals in 1591 with Di pallide viole which appeared in an anthology. Two years later she set music to poems by Guarini and these madrigals were printed in Venice by one of the great Venetian publishers Giacomo Vincenti, as the Ghirlanda de Madrigali à quatro voci - A Garland of Madrigals for 4 voices. The lyrics are written by Giovanni Battista Guarini, one of the three greatest poets of sonnets and other poems (together with Torquato Tasso and Francesco Pertrarca) that are used in Italian madrigals in the 16th and early 17th century.
Stylistically the madrigals are a little conservative but at the same time youthfully exuberant, considering her age of 18 years! They are for a great deal homophonic and not very intricate, and thus accessible to a wide range of singers, not only high school.

Cees Wagemakers, 2016

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