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4 Canzoni (1582) - Score and parts

By Florentino Maschera

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4 Canzoni (1582) - Score and parts composed by Florentino Maschera. For 2 Violins, Viola and Cello; or Violin, 2 Violas and Cello; or SATB Recorders. String Quartets, Quintets etc., Recorder Quartets. Venetian Instrumental Music. Score and Parts. Published by London Pro Musica (MM.LPMVM06).

Machera was one of the first composers to publish instrumental canzoni. His pieces were evidently very popular during his lifetime, to judge by the number of surviving arrangements in which they are found.

About Venetian Instrumental Music

c.1600. Around 1600 in Venice & other north Italian centers new types of ensemble music emerge exploring, among other things the use of polychoral techniques.