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Giovanni Ghizzolo: Madrigali et arie per sonare et cantare (Libro 1 & 2)


 
Title

Madrigali et arie per sonare et cantare (Libro 1 & 2)

Composer

Giovanni Ghizzolo

Instrumentation

Voice and basso continuo

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Equally at home in the prima and seconda prattiche, Giovanni Ghizzolo (Brescia, ca. 1580-Novara, ca. 1625) wrote sacred music for the church, and five-part madrigals, monodies, dialogues, mascherate, arie, canzonette, and scherzi for the private chambers of his various northern Italian mecenati. In his books 1 and 2 of Madrigali et arie per sonare et cantare (1609 and 1610, respectively) he probed the new grounds of monody. A singer himself, he was certainly aware of both the potential of the human voice and the limitations of amateur singers.

Ghizzolo is at his best when following the natural ebb and flow of the poetic text and reflecting its emotional content, and his use of passaggi and esclamazioni is restricted and calculated to highlight emotive words and situations. His most successful composition is certainly his setting of the Gioco della cieca in book 1. He sets this scene of 123 text-lines from Guarini's Il pastor fido (act 3, scene 2) in a fluent interchange of monologues, dialogues, and choral responses, creating a vivid dramatic scene.

Contents :

  • Madrigali et arie per sonare et cantare . . . Libro primo (1609)

    • Cor mio, deh, non languire
    • Soavissimo ardore
    • Sfogava con le stelle
    • Volgea l'anima mia soavemente
    • Care lagrime mie
    • Perche duo baci
    • Piangete occhi miei lassi
    • Oime, se tanto amate
    • Mentre la notte
    • Hor consolato i moro
    • Felice chi vi mira
    • O Amante, se non sai
    • Queste Donne, ò Donne belle
    • Io mi vivea come Aquila
    • Gioco della cieca
    • Mascherata di pescatori
    • Ahi, quanto ne godo, Girolamo Casati

  • Il secondo libro de madrigali et arie . . . per sonare et cantare (1610)

    • Caro, dolce veneno, Madrigale a 1
    • Odi, Filli, che tuona, Madrigale a 1
    • Se bel rio, se bell'auretta, Aria a 2
    • Care, e crude cattene, Madrigale a 1
    • Una placida auretta, Canzonetta a 2
    • Biondo Arcier, Aria a 2
    • Ch'io non t'ami, cor mio? Madrigale a 1
    • Aura ch'intorno giri, Madrigale a 1
    • Vaghe faville, Aria a 2
    • Tirsi mio, caro Tirsi, Madrigale in stile recitativo a 1
    • Ombrose, e care selve, Madrigale in stile recitativo a 1
    • Ninfe vezzose, Aria a 2
    • Io dunque ingrato, Filli, Madrigale a 1
    • Dal profondo del core, Madrigale a 1
    • Ne bell'or de raggi estivi, Aria a 2
    • O dolce mia Clori, Aria ad imitatione di quella "O dolce ristoro" a 2
    • Ecco, felici Amanti, Madrigale a 2
    • Cor mio, mentre vi miro, Madrigale a 2
    • Pargoletta, Aria a 2
    • Ami, Tirsi, Madrigale a 2
    • Lummi miei, cari lummi, Madrigale a 2
    • Ben è ver ch'ei pargoleggia, Aria a 2
    • Donna, ch'in voi d'amor, Dialogo d'Amante e Donna a 2
    • Perche piangi, Pastore? Dialogo di Ninfa e Pastore a 2
    • Qual di nova bellezza, Canto di Sirene a 2 et Risposta di Nettuno alle Sirene a 1
    • Bella Ninfa fuggitiva, Aria a 2
(ISBN 9780895795656)