Music of Renaissance Italy - Florence Symposium

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As performed during the Florence Symposium

Music found in Caravaggio PaintingsMusicians by Caravaggio

Musicians - Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

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

Lute Player 1 by Caravaggio***

Lute Player 1 - Hermitage, Saint Petersburg

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

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

Lute Player 2 by Caravaggio***

Lute Player 2 - Private Collection, New York

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

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

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

BassadaDance Step in Lorenzo's handwriting nza chiamata Lauro- Gulielmus 
Dance steps by Lorenzo de Medici, Duke of Urbino 
dancers, ensemble

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

A lieta vita manuscript 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

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

Altered Italian painting with Musica Antiqua members' facesMoresca: 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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