Il suon di cornamusa (Felice Anerio)

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  • (Posted 2017-04-22)  CPDL #44157:         
Editor: Andreas Stenberg (submitted 2017-04-22).   Score information: A4, 8 pages, 678 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: The singing voices are printed in score in the original pitch as is the harpsicord intavolation and the lute setting wich is printed in the original italian tablature and in a transcript to French lute tablature. If sung with either as preludes, interludes or accompaniment the voices scould transpose and sing a fifth lower. You can get a transposed score for the voices and scores with harpsicord or lute belowe the voices by downloading the Lilypond source file and uncomenting certain parts of the source file before compiling it with Lilypond.

General Information

Title: Il suon di cornamusa
Composer: Felice Anerio

Number of voices: 3vv   Voicings: SSA or SAB
Genre: SecularMadrigal

Language: Italian
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1595 in L'Odi della Musica à 3 voci, no. 11
Description: A song in Villanella form (AABCC) from " Lodi della Mvsica … Roma 1595". The Original gives the Voice parts, an intavolation (one perfect fifth lower) for Harpsichord and a setting for lute in Italian Lute tablature (also a fifth lower if played on the common lute in G.

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Original text and translations

Italian.png Italian text

Il suon di cornamusa
Coronato di fiori in dolce choro
spreggiando i regij letti e l’ostro e l’oro
Gradite Pastorelle
Guidan vezosi balli ardito e snelle.