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Monteverdi - The Fourth Book of Madrigals (Complete)

By Claudio Monteverdi

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Woodwind Quintet, Brass Quintet - Advanced Intermediate - Digital Download
Composed by Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643). Arranged by Mike Lyons. Baroque Period, Renaissance. Score, Set of Parts. 325 pages. Published by Lyons Music Services (S0.225669).

Item Number: S0.225669

Monteverdi - The Fourth Book of Madrigals 1603

In this book, Monteverdicontinues to develop the techniques and writing practices that would eventuallyform the first opera and his “Stile Nuovo”. The polyphony becomes more complexand more tonal and the interdependence of the parts more striking. He isexperimenting with more dissonance but also moves towards more tonal writing.Although a far cry from the “I IV V and minor” of the modern pop song, he is nonethelesshelping to push forward a more diatonic type of harmony with a more dramatictonal and harmonic structure that goes much more towards true word paintingthan his previous books.

 All 20 madrigals are here:

1. Ah! Dolente Partita – Oh, Sweet Parting!

2. Cor Mio Mentre Vi Miro– My Heart as I dream I turn into you.

3. Cor Mio Non Mori? E Mori – My heart didnot die? And it died

4. Sfogava con le stelle –He dallied with the stars

5. Volgea l' anima mia –Volgea my soul, so dear and sweetly shining

6. Anima mia perdona – My soul forgives

7. Che se tu se ' il cormio – That if you are as good as my heart

8. Luci Serene e Chiare – Lights, serene and clear

9. La piaga c'ho nel core– The plague is in the heart

10. Voi pur da me partite– You do not mind me, though

11. A un Giro Sol de'Begl' Occhi – At one glance of good eyes

12. Ohime se Tanto Amate – Alas! If youlike it too much

13. Io Mi Son Giovinetta – I’m a young girl,laughing and singing

14. Quel Augellin CheCanta – That little bird that sings

15. Non Più GuerraPietate – No more fighting, pray, my beautiful eyes

16. Si Ch'io Vorrei Morire – How I want to die

17. Anima Dolorosa – Sufferingsoul that lives so much pain and torment

18. Anima Del Cor Mio – Mysoul’s heart

19. Longe da Te Cor Mio –Stay away from me

20. Piagne e Sospira – Hedrinks and sighs

Parts are supplied to suit flexible brass or wind (or both) quintets as follows:

Flexible quintet parts are supplied as follows:

Part 1 in Bb,
Part 2 in Bb,
Part 3 in Bb/Eb/F,
Part 4 in Bb/Eb/C(Bass clef) and
Part 5 in Bb/Eb/C(Bass clef)

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