Quivi sospiri pianti ed alti guai (Giovanni Battista Mosto)

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  • (Posted 2020-09-20)  CPDL #60640:       
Editor: Allen Garvin (submitted 2020-09-20).   Score information: Letter, 3 pages, 88 kB   Copyright: CC BY NC
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General Information

Title: Quivi sospiri pianti ed alti guai
Composer: Giovanni Battista Mosto
Lyricist: Dante Alighieri

Number of voices: 5vv   Voicing: SATTB
Genre: SecularMadrigal

Language: Italian
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1578

Description: Mosto word-paints the phrase "diverse lingue orribili" by switching into a different mensuration for each of the 5 voices, creating a pseudo-cacophony for the space of a few breves.

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