Leggiadre ninfe composed by Luca Marenzio (1553-1599). Edited by Dennis Shrock. For SSATTB choir, piano reduction. GIA Historical Music. Sacred. Medium/Difficult. Octavo. Text language: Italian. 12 pages. Published by GIA Publications (GI.G-8359).
With Text language: Italian. Sacred.
Luca Marenzio's Leggiadre ninfe comes from a collection of madrigals entitled "Il trionfo di Dori." Each madrigal is scored for six voices and each ends with the text "Viva la bella Dori" (Long live fair Dori). This late sixteenth-century collection of madrigals enjoyed great success and was the model of the famous English collection of madrigals entitled, "The Triumphes of Oriana."
The GIA Historical Music Series edited by Dennis Shrock, presents repertoire suitable for performance by public school, college and university, church, and community ensembles, with the purpose of making available to today's conductors lesser-known and previously difficult-to-procure historical masterpieces. The music, drawn from the Renaissance through the Romantic eras, is in performance editions based on the most current and rigorous scholarly research. The musical scores reflect original intent of notation, with all editorial markings and emendations clearly identified as such. In addition, preface material accompanying the music contains literal translations of foreign language texts and information regarding the lives of the composers, genres, and relevant performance practices.
Dennis Shrock is Director of Choral Activities at Texas Christian University. He has been called one of the top choral scholars in the United States and has received a number of awards for his work. He received a bachelor's degree in music education from Westminster Choir College and both master's and doctoral degrees in choral conducting from Indiana University.