Music of Renaissance Italy

As performed during the Florence Symposium

Music found in Caravaggio Paintings

Musicians - Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

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Madrigal: O felic' occhi miei- Jacques Arcadelt (c. 1505-C. 1568)
voice, bass and great bass recorders, lute

Ricercada Segvnda sobre O felic' occhi miei - Diego Ortiz/Arcadelt
cornetto, harpsichord

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Lute Player 1 - Hermitage, Saint Petersburg

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Madrigal: Chi potra dir - Arcadelt
countertenor, tenor, tenor, baritone, bass

Madrigal: Se la dura durezza - Arcadelt
countertenor, tenor, tenor, baritone, bass

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Lute Player 2 - Private Collection, New York

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Madrigal: Lasciar il velo o per sol' o per ombra - Francesco de Layolle (1492-c. 1540)


closeup of music inverted

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Rest on the Flight into Egypt - (c. 1598) Galleria Doria Pamphili, Rome

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Motet - Quam pulchra es - Baulduin (c. 1480-1530)
ensemble

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Musica Antiqua's Italian Favorites

Ballata: Orsu, gentili spiriti - Francesco Landini (1325-1358)
voice, organetto, bass and great bass recorders, lute

Bassadanza chiamata Lauro- Gulielmus
Dance steps by Lorenzo de Medici, Duke of Urbino
dancers, ensemble

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Dance Steps in Lorenzo's handwriting
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Carnival Song: Ben venga maggio - Anonymous (15th century)
text by Poliziano
baritone, mens chorus, cornetto, alto shawm, tenor krummhorn

Carnival Song: Trionfo di Bacco - Lorenzo de' Medici (1449-1492)
baritone, krummhorns, hirtenschalmei, percussion, lute

Madrigal: A lieta vita - Giovanni Gastoldi (c. 1550-1622?)
soprano, soprano recorder, alto and great bass krummhorns, lute

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A lieta vita manuscript
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Amarilli mia bella from Le Nuove Musiche (1602) - Giulio Caccini (1545-1618)
soprano, harpsichord

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Altezza d'Amore from Nobilita di dame (1600) - Fabrito Caroso (c. 1577)
dancers, alto recorder, lute, cornetto, sacbut

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Madrigal: Matonna mia cara - Orlando Lassus (1532-1594)
countertenor, tenor, tenor, baritone, bass

Moresca: Chichilichi - da Nola (d. 1592)
alto, tenor and bass krummhorns

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Estampie: Lamento di Tristan - Italian (14th century)
tenor recorder, lute, gamba, bells, percussion

Saltarello - Anonymous Italian (14th century)
organetto, percussion ensemble, dancer

Motet: Alle psallite - Alleluya - Codex Montpellier (13th century)
soprano, organetto, tenor sackbut, percussion, bells


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