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Wert, Giaches de

Giaches de Wert (1535-1596) was a Franco-Flemish composer of the Renaissance, active in Italy. His name is especially connected with the development of the late Renaissance madrigal (seconda prattica). He ...

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The Second Book of 'Flower' Madrigals : for 5-7 voices / Giaches de Wert on poems by Francesco Petrarca; transcribed and edited by Cees Wagemakers

Publisher's number: 16980
Genre: Vocal music
Subgenre: Mixed choir
Instruments: GK
Remarks: Early Music Edition. Single titles available separately.
Year of composition: 1561
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:
Petrarca, Francesco (librettist)
Wagemakers, Cees (editor)
Contains:
Qual dopi il giorni (2’15”)
Amor, io fallo - Però, s’ oltra suo stil’ ella s’ aventa (3’30”)
Quand’ io mi volgo indietro - Io mi riscuot’ e trovo sì nudo (6’15”)
Accenda i cor a l’ arme - Che nel mezzo del fum’ al ferr’ al foco (4’)
Il Triunfo d’ Amore, Capitolo Iº: Nel tempo che rinov’ i miei sospiri - Vago d’ udir (13’20”)
Voi ch’ ascoltat’ in rime - Ma ben veggi’ hor (4’15”)
Giunto m’ ha Amor - Nulla posso levar io (4’30”)
Far potess’ io vendetta - L’ alma, cui morte (4’45”)
Dura legge d’ Amor - So come sta tra fior’ ascoso l’ angue (4’15”)
Superbi colli e voi sacre ruine - Così, se bel col tempo (4’)
Cantai, hor piango - Tengan dunque ver me l’ usato stile (5’)
I’ vo piangendo - Si che, s’ io vissi in guerr’ et in tempesta (4’15”)
Lasso che mal accorto fui - Da hora innanzi (3’45”)
Description:
The Secondo Libro de Madrigali del Fiore contains 11 madrigals for 5 voices, one for 6, and one for 7 voices. This last one is the first chapter of a monumental poem (Il Triunfo d’ Amore) by Francesco Petrarca , who is the author for all the other poems - mostly sonnets - in this book. De Wert left out the middle part of this poem. Even so, it is nearly 14 minutes long, and mostly homophonic. It breathes a lulling and hypnotizing atmosphere, unlike all the other madrigals in this album. A fascinating piece of music indeed.
Cees Wagemakers, 2018

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