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Music for the House of a Gentleman, Vocal & Instrumental Chamber Music from the 16th Century by Mayone, Mainerio, Spinacino, di Lasso, Taeggio, Francesco da Milano, Arcadelt, Verdelot, Ruffo et al. / Trictilla Ens.

Album Summary

>Mainerio, Giorgio : Ballo Francese (& Salterello), for 4 parts (Il primo libro de balli, no 18)
>Arcadelt, Jacques : Il bianco e dolce cigno, madrigal for 4 voices, S. 2/18
>Anonymous : Fusi pavana piana (Intabolatura di varie sorte de balli, 1551)
>Mainerio, Giorgio : Ballo Milanese, for 4 parts (Il primo libro di balli, no 16)
>Mainerio, Giorgio : L'Arboscello, ballo furlano for 4 parts (Il primo libro di balli, no 15)
>Mainerio, Giorgio : Ungarescha (& Salterello), for 4 parts (Il primo libro di balli, no 14)
>Mainerio, Giorgio : Schiarazula Marazula, for 4 parts (Il primo libro de balli, no 12)
>Facoli, Marco : Pass'e mezzo Moderno, for harpsichord
>Anonymous : Romanesca
>Spinacino, Francesco : Recercare, for lute
>Verdelot, Phillippe : Donna, che sete tra le belle bella, madrigal for 4 voices (also for voice & lute, arranged by Willae
>Lassus, Orlando de : Quis sequitur me, motet for 2 voices, M. xi (S. i/3)
>Ruffo, Vincenzo : La Gamba for bass & soprano
>Taeggio, Francesco Rognoni : Vestiva i colli
>Crema, Giovanni Maria da : Fantasia settima, for lute
>Lassus, Orlando de : Oculus non vidit, motet for 2 voices, M. xi (S. i/2)
>Maione, Ascanio : Recercar sopra il Canto Fermo de Costantio Festa, for keyboard (Capricci, Book 2)
>Milano, Francesco da : Fantasia for lute no 6
>Anonymous, Italian : La pastorella si leva per tempo, for ensemble
>Spinacino, Francesco : Adiu mes amours, for lute (Book 1)
>Ortiz, Diego : Recercadas (4) on Arcadelt's "O felici occhi miei"
>Milano, Francesco da : Canon for lute
>Della Casa, Girolamo : Susane un jour
>Dalza, Joan Ambrosio : Pavana alla venetiana, Saltarello e Piva, for lute
Ensemble Composers

Notes & Reviews:

The aim of this collection is to provide listeners with a broader understanding of how music was conceived during the Italian Renaissance, beyond the usual focus on vocal works, whether sacred or dramatic. Libraries have been ransacked to find unusual examples of solo repertoire for violin, lyra da braccio, keyboard, harp and lute, but also solo ricercars, 4-part dances, and arrangements of the vocal scores of madrigals. The wide range of pieces that make up the recording give an eloquent idea of the music that would have been played and heard in the home of an Italian gentleman. Cosimo Bartoli, a Florentine gentleman and writer, explained that a gentleman should make use of music "as a recreation for the spirit, with the modesty and courtesy expected of noblemen and those of elevated birth, indeed I believe and am sure that this is not just admirable, but also expedient: I would even go so far as to call it necessary." And who would argue with him? Towards the end of the 1500s, music for dancing also increased in popularity, though in contrast to what went on outdoors in the streets, the dances were performed with great elegance and refinement: composers adopted typical folk dances such as the Ungarescha or the Schiarazula Marazula reshaping them and investing them with the musical dignity befitting a patrician audience. Thus presented here is a scholarly collected but skilfully performed combination of solemn ricercars, instrumental settings of yearning madrigals and more exuberant dances, often by names almost unknown now such as Ascanio Mayone and Francesco Taeggio, but well worth discovering alongside their more storied counterparts such as Lassus and Arcadelt. Several of the performers here have already made well-received recordings for Brilliant, such as violinist Valerio Losito and keyboard player Giulia Nuti.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Palazzo Grifoni - Budini Gattai, Florence, Italy (06/2006).



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>Mainerio, Giorgio : Ballo Francese (& Salterello), for 4 parts (Il primo libro de balli, no 18)
  • Ensemble: Ensemble Trictilla
  • Running Time: 1 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Arcadelt, Jacques : Il bianco e dolce cigno, madrigal for 4 voices, S. 2/18
  • Ensemble: Ensemble Trictilla
  • Running Time: 1 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1538

>Anonymous : Fusi pavana piana (Intabolatura di varie sorte de balli, 1551)
  • Ensemble: Ensemble Trictilla
  • Running Time: 1 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Mainerio, Giorgio : Ballo Milanese, for 4 parts (Il primo libro di balli, no 16)
  • Ensemble: Ensemble Trictilla
  • Running Time: 1 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Mainerio, Giorgio : L'Arboscello, ballo furlano for 4 parts (Il primo libro di balli, no 15)
  • Ensemble: Ensemble Trictilla
  • Running Time: 1 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Mainerio, Giorgio : Ungarescha (& Salterello), for 4 parts (Il primo libro di balli, no 14)
  • Ensemble: Ensemble Trictilla
  • Running Time: 1 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Mainerio, Giorgio : Schiarazula Marazula, for 4 parts (Il primo libro de balli, no 12)
  • Ensemble: Ensemble Trictilla
  • Running Time: 1 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Facoli, Marco : Pass'e mezzo Moderno, for harpsichord
  • Ensemble: Ensemble Trictilla
  • Running Time: 6 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Anonymous : Romanesca
  • Ensemble: Ensemble Trictilla
  • Running Time: 2 min. sec.

>Spinacino, Francesco : Recercare, for lute
  • Ensemble: Ensemble Trictilla
  • Running Time: 2 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Verdelot, Phillippe : Donna, che sete tra le belle bella, madrigal for 4 voices (also for voice & lute, arranged by Willae
  • Ensemble: Ensemble Trictilla
  • Running Time: 2 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Choral

>Lassus, Orlando de : Quis sequitur me, motet for 2 voices, M. xi (S. i/3)
  • Ensemble: Ensemble Trictilla
  • Running Time: 1 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Ruffo, Vincenzo : La Gamba for bass & soprano
  • Ensemble: Ensemble Trictilla
  • Running Time: 1 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Taeggio, Francesco Rognoni : Vestiva i colli
  • Ensemble: Ensemble Trictilla
  • Running Time: 3 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Crema, Giovanni Maria da : Fantasia settima, for lute
  • Ensemble: Ensemble Trictilla
  • Running Time: 1 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Lassus, Orlando de : Oculus non vidit, motet for 2 voices, M. xi (S. i/2)
  • Ensemble: Ensemble Trictilla
  • Running Time: 1 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Maione, Ascanio : Recercar sopra il Canto Fermo de Costantio Festa, for keyboard (Capricci, Book 2)
  • Ensemble: Ensemble Trictilla
  • Running Time: 3 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Milano, Francesco da : Fantasia for lute no 6
  • Ensemble: Ensemble Trictilla
  • Running Time: 1 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Anonymous, Italian : La pastorella si leva per tempo, for ensemble
  • Ensemble: Ensemble Trictilla
  • Running Time: 2 min. 17 sec.
  • Written: by 1563

>Spinacino, Francesco : Adiu mes amours, for lute (Book 1)
  • Ensemble: Ensemble Trictilla
  • Running Time: 2 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Ortiz, Diego : Recercadas (4) on Arcadelt's "O felici occhi miei"
  • Ensemble: Ensemble Trictilla
  • Running Time: 2 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Medieval

>Milano, Francesco da : Canon for lute
  • Ensemble: Ensemble Trictilla
  • Running Time: 1 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Della Casa, Girolamo : Susane un jour
  • Ensemble: Ensemble Trictilla
  • Running Time: 3 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Dalza, Joan Ambrosio : Pavana alla venetiana, Saltarello e Piva, for lute
  • Ensemble: Ensemble Trictilla
  • Running Time: 2 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Written: 15th Century