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Casulana, Maddalena

Maddalena Casulana (c. 1544-c. 1590) was an Italian composer, singer and lutenist. She was the first female composer that saw her music printed and published in the history of Western ...

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The Second Book of Madrigals : for 4 voices / Maddalena Casulana; transcribed and edited by Cees Wagemakers

Publisher's number: 16089
Genre: Vocal music
Subgenre: Mixed choir
Instruments: GK
Remarks: Early Music Edition.
Year of composition: 1570
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)
Contains:
Ridon’ hor per le piagge herbette (1‘45”)
Vagh’ amorosi augelli (2‘15”)
S’ alcun vi mira (1‘45”)
Come fra verd’ erbette (2‘)
Vivo ardor (2‘)
Il vostro dipartir (2‘)
Gran miracol’ d’ amore (1‘45”)
Tra verdi frondi (Leandro Mira) (2‘15”)
Amor per qual cagion (1‘45”)
Io d’ odorate fronde (2‘15”)
Ahi possenza d’ amor (2‘)
O Notte (2‘15”)
Morte, te chiamo (1‘45”)
Ben venga il pastor mio (3‘)
Cinta di fiori (7‘30”)
Monti, selve, fontane (1‘30”)
Description:
The underlying collection of madrigals was dedicated to Don Antonio Londonio, a magistrate of the Secret Council of the Catholic King of the State of Milan. It was published in 1570, when she was still rather young.
Casulana’s style is moderately contrapuntal and chromatic, reminiscent of some of the early work by Marenzio as well as many madrigals by Philippe De Monte, but avoids the extreme experimentation of the Ferrara school composers such as Luzzaschi and Gesualdo. Her melodic lines are singable and carefully attentive to the text. Other composers of the time, such as Philippe De Monte, thought highly of her; that Lassus conducted a work of hers at a wedding in Bavaria suggests that he also was impressed with her ability.
A total of 66 madrigals by Casulana have survived. The madrigals are highly homophonic and not very demanding, but very pleasant to sing and to hear.
Cees Wagemakers

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