MASTER LIST OF COMPOSERS

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Aleotti, Vittoria
Arcadelt, Jacques (Giaches)
Artusini, Antonio
Bellasio, Paolo
Bertani, Lelio
Boschetti, Giovanni Boschetto
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, Concenti musicali a8 (1604/1610) (complete)
Gastoldi, Giovanni Giacomo
Gastoldi, Quarto a 5 (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 a 5 (1594) (complete)
Massaino, Tiburzio
Mezzogorri, Giovanni Nicolò
Monteverdi, Claudio
Mosto, Giovanni Battista
Nasco, Giovan (Jan)
Nodari, Giovanni Paolo, Madrigali a 5 (complete)
Pallavicino, Benedetto
Rognoni Taeggio, Francesco, Primo a 5 (1613) (complete)
Rore, Cipriano (De)
Rossetti, Stefano
Rossi, Salamone
Ruffolo, Lucrezio
Sabino, Ippolito
Santini, Marsilio
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
Virchi, Paolo, Primo a 5 (1584) (complete)
Virchi, Paolo, Secondo a 5 (1588) (complete)
Wert, Decimo a 5 (1591) (complete)
Wert, Giaches de
Wert, Ottavo a 5 (1586) (complete)
Zanchi, Liberale
Zanotti, Camillo
Zoilo, Annibale

Isnardi, Paolo

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Ancorché col partire (SA A/T TTB)
Paolo Isnardi was maestro di cappella at Ferrara Cathedral from the mid-1570s until his death in 1596. As such, he took part in the flourishing Ferrarese musical culture during the reign of Alfonso II d'Este. Unfortunately, not all his madrigal books have survived complete. His six-voice "Ancorché col partire" pays obvious homage -- with richer texture and at greater length -- to Rore's four-voice original (q.v.).
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Dolc' Amaranta, addio (SAATB)
Another version of what might be termed the “pastoral morning-after” theme: two lovers engaged in an anguished parting at daybreak, here served up with a liberal dose of pathos. For other madrigals on similar themes, see, e.g., Bertani’s and Vecchi’s settings of “Cara mia Dafne, addio.”
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Il dolce mormorio (SSATTB)
A setting of a text describing an idyllic pastoral scene, garnished with word-painting and other evocative effects.
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La mia bella guerriera (SS A/T TB)
The poet fretfully compares his love-object to an Amazon whose weapons are her glances. For other madrigals on a similar theme, see Giovanelli's "L'alma guerriera ardita" and Massaino's "Amorosa guerriera."
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O dolcissima bocca ed amorosa (SSATTB)
Another setting of a well-worn theme: the irresistible allure of seductive kisses (and the mouths which produce them).
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Va sconosciuto Amor (SATTB)
Cupid, cunningly disguised, wreaks his usual havoc among mortals. Isnardi includes a clever treatment of the words "sol mi fa" in the last line of the text.
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