3 Pieces From Capricci In Musica (1564) - Score and parts composed by Ruffo. For treble viol, tenor viol, bass viol; or SAT recorders. String Trios, Recorder Trios. Italian Instrumental Music of the Renaissance. Score and Parts. Published by London Pro Musica (MM.LPMIM02).
This volume presents three more pieces from Ruffos Capriccii in Musica of 1564. For four more pieces from the same source see the first volume of the present series; three more pieces can be found in our anthology Capricci e Ricercari (LPM TM21). The Ruffo print is a remarkable collection, containing pieces that are quite different from the run-of-the-mill Italian instrumental works of the mid-sixteenth century: instead of the usual fantasias based on a string of points of imitation Ruffo uses single parts from madrigals or chansons, or popular dance tunes, as a basis for for a rather distinctive kind of almost improvisatory writing in the free parts. CONTENTS: La Brava Martin minoit son portiau au marche Martin minoit son portiau au marche (transposed) La Sol Fa Re Mi.
About Italian Instrumental Music of the Renaissance
These pieces are primarily for 2 or 3 instruments. Playable on recorders, viols - and some on crumhorns. Primarily available with just score - although later editions include parts.