2 Ricercari, 1606 (from Primo libro de Ricercari) - 3 scores
2 Ricercari, 1606 (from Primo libro de Ricercari) - 3 scores composed by Mayone. For ATB wind/string instruments. Miscellaneous Music. Early Music Library. 3 Scores. Published by London Pro Musica (MM.EML0377).
These two ricercari come from the Primo libra di ricercari a tre voci / Di Ascanio Maione Napolitano, Organista, published in Naples in 1606. Ascanio Mayone (c. 1565-1627) seems to have spent his whole working life in Naples. He is known today principally for some rather innovative keyboard music. Together with his fellow Neapolitan Giovanni Maria Trabaci (who has already been featured in this serieso see EML0368) he developed a kind of free, harmonically expressive music that today we associate more with the rather younger Girolamo Frescobaldi. However, his ensemble pieces, including those printed here, are rather more traditional, though his use of intervals is often rather distinctive. Thereare also three other ricercari from the 1606 book, based on the old La Spagna melody (see LPMIM14). - BT.
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