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

Tresti, Flaminio

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Dolcemente dormiva la mia Clori (SSATB)
A masterful setting of a Tasso text about a stolen kiss, by a native of Lodi better known for his organ works and sacred music, but who was also a prolific madrigalist
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Che fai che non involi (SSATB)
Another madrigal on the stolen kiss theme
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In braccio alla mia donna (SSATB)
A madrigal with an erotic text; peculiarly, it seems to be preoccupied with sexual dysfunction.
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Se la mia vita sete (SSATB) *NEW*
A madrigal in the light-hearted, upbeat style typical of Tresti. The insistent repetitions of the text “Che fuggendo con voi sempre m’avete” reinforce the protagonist’s message that there will be no escape from his affection.
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O come vaneggiate, donna (SSATB) *NEW*
Tresti's Quarto libro a 5 (1596) survives in a single copy in the British Library. Although described as "complete" in standard references, the Quinto partbook is defective -- it preserves only the first 6 (out of 20) pieces. The missing Quinto part of this piece has been reconstructed. Tresti's version is notably energetic and lively (see also the settings of the same text by Giovanelli, Pallavicino and Wert). Note the parallel octaves in bar 24.
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