Francesca Caccini's Il primo libro delle musiche of 1618: A Modern Critical Edition of the Secular Monodies (Google eBook)

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Indiana University Press, Jun 18, 2004 - Music - 96 pages
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Francesca Caccini (1587--ca.1640) was an accomplished composer, singer, and instrumentalist in the tradition of the Florentine Camerata. Her 1618 volume Il primo libro delle musiche was dedicated to her patron the Cardinal de' Medici (1596--1666).

This modern critical edition presents 17 secular monodies for one and two voices with figured bass accompaniment from this landmark collection. The book includes text translations, biographical and stylistic essays, recommendations on performance practice, and other commentary.

  

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Contents

Francesca Caccini 1587ca 1640
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Il primo libro delle musiche
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The Present Edition
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Performance Practice
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ORNAMENTATION
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Notes
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Bibliography
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II The Secular Monodies of Il primo libro delle musiche
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6 Rendi alle mie speranze il verde e i fiori
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7 Dovio credea le mie speranze vere
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8 Sio men v˛ morir˛
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9 Non s˛ se quel sorriso
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10 Chi desia di saper che cosa Ŕ Amore
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11 Che tho fattio?
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12 O vive rose
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13 Se muove a giurar fede
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1 Ardo infelice e palesar non tento
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2 Io mi distruggo et ardo
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3 Lasciatemi qui solo
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4 Io veggio i campi verdeggiar fecondi
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5 La pastorella mia tra i fiori Ŕ l giglio
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14 Chamor sia nudo e pur con lali al tergo
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15 Fresche aurette
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16 Dispiegate guancie amate
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17 O chiome belle
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About the author (2004)

Ronald James Alexander (1961-1990) received a Master of Music Degree at the University of California at Davis, and, at the time of his death, was enrolled in the Ph.D. program in musicology at Stanford University. An avid sports enthusiast and versatile musician, he studied classical guitar and lute at California State University at Sacramento.

Guitarist and lutist Richard Savino is active as featured performer, concerto soloist, and accompanist. His recordings include a collection of monodies by Barbara Strozzi with soprano Emanuela Galli and Ensemble Gallilei (Stradivarius, Milano). He is presently Professor of Music at the California State University at Sacramento.

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