MASTER LIST OF COMPOSERS

Below is a list of composers currently represented on this Web site. Clicking on a composer's name will bring up a list of madrigals available to be downloaded. Three downloads are available for each madrigal: Score (in PDF format), MIDI (.mid) and Text/Translation (also in PDF).

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Aleotti, Vittoria
Arcadelt, Jacques (Giaches)
Artusini, Antonio
Bellasio, Paolo
Bertani, Lelio
Caletti, Giovanni Battista
Califano, Giovanni Battista
Capilupi, Gemignano
Casentini, Marsilio
Cavaccio, Giovanni
Cifra, Antonio
Costa, Gasparo
Croce, Giovanni
D'India, Sigismondo
Dalla Casa, Girolamo
Del Mel, Rinaldo
Dentice, Fabrizio
Falcone, Achille
Felis, Stefano
Florio, Giorgio
Freddi, Amadio
Gabrieli, Giovanni
Gagliano, Marco da
Gastoldi, Giovanni Giacomo
Gastoldi, Quarto libro (1602) (complete)
Ghizzolo, Giovanni
Giovanelli, Ruggiero
Guami, Francesco
Guerini, Pietro Francesco
Ingegneri, MarcAntonio
Isnardi, Paolo
Leoni, Leone
Mancini, Curzio
Marenzio, Luca
Masnelli, Paolo
Massaino, Quarto libro (1594) (complete)
Massaino, Tiburzio
Mezzogorri, Giovanni Nicolò
Monteverdi, Claudio
Mosto, Giovanni Battista
Nodari, Giovanni Paolo, Madrigali a 5 (complete)
Pallavicino, Benedetto
Rognoni Taeggio, Francesco
Rore, Cipriano (De)
Rossetti, Stefano
Rossi, Salamone
Ruffolo, Lucrezio
Sabino, Ippolito
Stabile, Annibale
Taroni, Antonio
Tomasi, Biagio
Tresti, Flaminio
Usper (Spongia), Francesco
Various (from Dolci Affetti, 1582)
Various (from Trionfo di Musica, 1579)
Vecchi, Orazio
Verdonck, Cornelius
Wert, Giaches de
Wert, Il Decimo libro (1591) (complete)
Wert, Ottavo libro (1586) (complete)
Zanchi, Liberale
Zanotti, Camillo
Zoilo, Annibale

Bertani, Lelio

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Movi il tuo plettro Apollo (SS A/T TB)
A madrigal from the Ferrarese anthology il Lauro Secco, in praise of the virtuosa singer Laura Peverara. (Lauro = laurel-tree, a pun on her name, the withered (secco) tree refers not to her literal demise but rather to withering of other suitors' hopes upon learning of her betrothal.)
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S'aver pur devo da quegl'occhi morte (SSATTB)
A madrigal on a text with erotic undertones, directed to a love-object whose gaze ostensibly kills, Medusa-like -- which only seems to make her more alluring.
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Tirsi partir volea (prima parte of 2) (SSATTB)
One of innumerable variations on Guarini’s famous (or notorious) "Tirsi morir volea" (see the settings by Marenzio, Tomasi, Wert and Zanotti). Bertani’s opening line makes reference, both musically and textually, to Marenzio’s setting; thereafter the piece tends more toward the genre of a “lovers’ parting” dialogue.
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Disse il pastor piangendo (seconda parte) (SSATTB)
The transition in bar 14 is unusual but evidently intentional.
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Cara mia Dafne, addio (SSATTB)
A pastoral morning-after: Tirsi takes his leave of the nymph Dafne at daybreak. (The exuberance with which he bids her adieu might suggest that he is not altogether reluctant to be on his way.) See also the setting by Vecchi.
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