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Seven Balletti (1591) - Set Of Scores

By Giovanni Giacomo Gastoldi

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Composed by Giovanni Giacomo Gastoldi. String Quartets, Quintets etc., Recorder Quintets. Thesaurus Musicus. Choral or Vocal Music. Set of Scores. Published by London Pro Musica (MM.LPMTM45).

Item Number: MM.LPMTM45

Giovanni Giacomo Gastoldi was an Italian composer in the chapel of the Gonzaga family in Mantua, eventually as maestro di cappella from 1572 until 1608. Among his compositions are madrigals, a variety of sacred vocal music, and a small amount of instrumental music. Most prominent and influential, however, are his two sets of balletti, strophic vocal dance-songs with passages of nonsense syllables. These were often reprinted, widely known, and much imitated, especially outside Italy (e.g., by Thomas Morley). This selection includes the lovely Queste dolce sirena.

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