Brief is the comment after Neifile's ballad: "Assai fu e dal re e da tutte le donne comendata la canzonetta
di Neifile [.
Favourites - on this occasion featuring the visiting Manchester Concert Orchestra, with the Canzonetta
choir and soloists - include Handel's coronation anthem Zadok The Priest, Jeremiah Clarke's Trumpet Voluntary and Pachelbel's Canon (which, incidentally, formed the basis for local band The Farm's triple hit All Together Now, latterly as the official FA anthem for Euro 2004).
All of which should contribute, as has been noted, to create a distance "from the facility of the singable and from the insipid and abused melody of the sentiments - the canzonetta
In the central Canzonetta
he is even more tender and individual in his phrasing .
La maggior parte delle poesie presenti nell'album propongono modelli letterari tradizionali, spesso dipendenti dalla lingua convenzionale del melodramma, con rime e abbinamenti spesso scontati (del tipo cor/amor, che ritroveremo a lungo anche nella canzonetta
italiana fino alla meta degli anni Cinquanta, prima di Modugno).
But then came balm, with Ian Venables' poignant little Canzonetta
for clarinet and string quartet.
The new choral competition on the Saturday evening proved to be very popular according tp adjudicator, Jeffrey Wynn Davies, musical director of the Canzonetta
Choir from Manchester.
Choral support came from London Welsh forces, Canzonetta
and The Consort Of Voices and was just about adequate.
As MacNeil notes, the scherzo, an original poetic form which Gabriello Chiabrera adapted from the Franco-Italian tradition of the canzonetta
, was adopted by Andreini herself to celebrate Chiabrera, one of her poetic models, along with Torquato Tasso, whose death is honored in one anthologized sonnet.
Not surprisingly, the subject of virtually all of Vecchi's canzonetta
texts is love, presented in all its aspects.
Other reminders of that inaugural concert came with a delicate, poised, fleet account of the Canzonetta
from Mendelssohn's Op.
The orchestra was playing a haunting canzonetta
with an insidious, sliding beat.