Complete solo songs

Complete solo songs

Printed Music - 2014 | Italian
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Book URL: Along with the opera La Galatea, thirty solo songs make up the surviving musical output of the Roman composer, singer, and writer Loreto Vittori (1600¿1670). All of the songs are for solo soprano voice and continuo. Most come from two printed sources: Vincenzo Bianchi¿s collection Raccolta d¿arie spirituali of 1640 and Vittori¿s own Arie a voce sola of 1649. Three songs are in manuscript. The texts of the twenty-five songs in the 1649 collection are all on secular themes, ranging from lengthy lamenti through works of increasing brevity and a more lighthearted mood, ending with a bit of ¿to-hell-with-it-all¿ doggerel. The subject matter tends to focus on a few topoi: images of flying, such as flying sighs, thoughts, butterflies, and glowworms; the river or stream as a metaphor for ¿from the cradle to the grave¿; and the ubiquitous haughty, unresponsive love object and the suffering, faithful lover. The god of love also hovers over many of these texts as one who wounds, destroys, but is nevertheless constantly invoked for aid. Although many of the texts are attributed to Vittori himself, a few are by other poets such as Torquato Tasso and Domenico Benigni.
Publisher: Middleton, Wisconsin : A-R Editions, Inc., [2014]
Copyright Date: ©2014
ISBN: 9780895797957
Characteristics: 1 score (xxx, 101 pages, 2 pages of plates) : facsimiles ; 31 cm.
Additional Contributors: Dunn, Thomas D. - Editor


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