Musica Transalpina

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General Information

Titles:

  • 1588. Musica Transalpina: Madrigals Translated of foure. fiue and sixe Parts, Chosen out of Divers Excelient Authors, with the First and Second part of La Verginella made by Maister Byrd
  • 1597. Musica Transalpina: The Second Booke of Madrigalles, to 5, & 6. Voices; Translated out of Sundrie Italian Authors.

Editor – Compiler: Nicholas Yonge

Description: A series of books containing Italian madrigals, translated into English by Nicholas Yonge.

Publications using VolumesEditions

1 – Published 1588 – by Thomas Este in London, 57 madrigals
2 – Published 1597 – by Thomas Este in London, 24 madrigals

Facsimiles:

Contents

Edition 1

For 4 voices

For 5 voices

For 6 voices

Edition 2

5 voices

6 voices

Works at CPDL

Edition 1 (1588)

Title Year Composer No. Genre Subgenre Vo. Voices
But as the bird 1588 Alfonso Ferrabosco I 55 Secular Madrigals 6 SAATTB
Cantai già lieto 1584 Luca Marenzio 56–57 Secular Madrigals 6 SSATTB
Che fa oggi il mio sole 1580 Luca Marenzio 27 Secular Madrigals 5 SSATB
Chi per voi non sospira 1583 Noé Faignient 21 Secular Madrigals 5 SSATB
Chi salirà per me 1558 Giaches de Wert 11 Secular Madrigals 4 SATB
Deggio dunque partire 1581 Luca Marenzio 22 Secular Madrigals 5 SAAAT,SSATB
Donna bella 1585 Cornelius Verdonck 12 Secular Madrigals 4 STTB
Donna la bella 1580 Marco Antonio de Pordenon 10 Secular Madrigals 4 SATT
I saw my lady weeping 1588 Alfonso Ferrabosco I 23 Secular Madrigals 5 SATTB
I was full near my fall 1588 Alfonso Ferrabosco I 54 Secular Madrigals 6 SAATTB
In qual parte del ciel 1571 Philippe de Monte 13 Secular Madrigals 5 SAATB
Io morirò d'Amore 1585 Luca Marenzio 46 Secular Madrigals 6 SSATTB
Lady, if you so spite me 1587 Alfonso Ferrabosco I 40 Secular Madrigals 5 SSATB
Le rossignol plaisant et gratieux 1560 Orlando di Lasso 32 Secular Chansons 5 SATTB,ATTBB
Like as from heaven 1588 Alfonso Ferrabosco I 24 Secular Madrigals 5 SATTB
Liquide perle 1580 Luca Marenzio 31 Secular Madrigals 5 SSATB
Non al suo amante 1583 Giovanni de Macque 2 Secular Madrigals 4 SATT
O sweet kiss, full of comfort 1587 Alfonso Ferrabosco I 36 Secular Madrigals 5 SSATB
Ogni loco mi porge doglia e pianto 1559 Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina 15 Secular Madrigals 5 SATTB
Parto da voi 1585 Luca Marenzio 51 Secular Madrigals 6 SSATTB
Per divina bellezza 1570 Philippe de Monte 7 Secular Madrigals 4 SATB
Questi ch'inditio 1583 Noé Faignient 1 Secular Madrigals 4 SATT
Rubies and pearls 1587 Alfonso Ferrabosco I 35 Secular Madrigals 5 SSATB
She only doth not feel it 1588 Alfonso Ferrabosco I 49 Secular Madrigals 6 SAATTB
So far from my delight 1588 Alfonso Ferrabosco I 48 Secular Madrigals 6 SAATTB
Sometime my hope 1587 Alfonso Ferrabosco I 37 Secular Madrigals 5 SSATB
Susanna fair whom lying lips 1588 Alfonso Ferrabosco I 20 Secular Madrigals 6 SSATTB
Susanne un jour 1560 Orlando di Lasso 19 Secular Chansons 5 SATTB
The fair young virgin - But not so soon 1588 William Byrd 44-45 Secular Madrigals 5 SATTB
The nightingale so pleasant and so gay 1588 Alfonso Ferrabosco I 43 Secular Chansons 5 SATTB
These that be certain signs 1588 Alfonso Ferrabosco I 47 Secular Madrigals 6 SSATTB
Thirsis to Cloris pleaded 1588 Alfonso Ferrabosco I 42 Secular Madrigals 5 SATTB
Tirsi morir volea 1580 Luca Marenzio 16–18 Secular Madrigals 5 SATTB
Vestiva i colli e le campagne 1566 Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina 30 Secular Madrigals 5 ATTTB
Zefiro torna e il bel tempo rimena 1584 Girolamo Conversi 52 Secular Madrigals 6 SSATTB

Edition 2 (1597)

Title Year Composer No. Genre Subgenre Vo. Voices
Candide perle 1591 Antonio Bicci 23 Secular Madrigals 6 SSATTB
Dice la mia bellissima Licori 1587 Luca Marenzio 21 Secular Madrigals 6 SSATTB
Dolce fiammella mia 1581 Giovanni Maria Nanino 14 Secular Madrigals 5 SSATB
Dolorosi martir 1580 Luca Marenzio 9 Secular Madrigals 5 SATTB
Fuggi se sai fuggire 1589 Giulio Eremita 5 Secular Madrigals 5 SSATB
Il bianco e dolce cigno 1589 Orazio Vecchi 1 Secular Madrigals 5 SSATB
Ove tra l'herbe a 6 1592 Giovanni Croce 24 Secular Madrigals 6 SSATTT
Vivrò dunque lontano 1591 Luca Marenzio 20 Secular Madrigals 6 SSATTB
Zefiro torna 1587 Alfonso Ferrabosco I 2 Secular Madrigals 5 SSTTB

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