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Marenzio

Luca . 1553--99, Italian composer of madrigals
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(5) The book is ordered chronologically, with chapters on Philippe Verdelot, Jacob Arcadelt, Adrian Willaert, Cipriano de Rore, Giaches de Wert, Luca Marenzio, Carlo Gesualdo, and Claudio Monteverdi--roughly one composer and two or three pieces per chapter.
Pederson's madrigals are skillfully composed in the style of the time, but less adventurous than the avant-garde madrigals by composers such as Luca Marenzio, Carlo Gesualdo, and Claudio Monteverdi.
The 27 essays honoring her discuss such topics as Chopin's Polish Rhapsody, folklore and reminiscence in Claude Debussy, marking the accord of instrument and style from 1709 to 1768, deconstructive melodrama in the Hamlet of Ambroise Thomas, the problems of musical hermeneutics, words for Marenzio's five-voice madrigals, the cantus firmus of Josquin's Missa Hercules dux Ferrarie, and synagogue reform in Aarhus Denmark.
Bach, Marenzio, Rossini, and Monteverdi, as well as still more from Vivaldi, and the sound and performance of each sample is right up there with the best.
30.8.03: Early Music Ensemble of San Diego, with works by Monteverdi, Marenzio, Landini, Katholische Kirche.
So, too, were the pieces by Marenzio and Robert Jones.
In items by Marenzio, Palestrina and Lassus, the dynamics ebbed and flowed with subtle power, phrase ends floated with stunning control, dissonance was treated delicately and changes in vocal timbre sensitively conveyed the significance of text.
I have here individual pieces of liturgical choral music and smaller samples of great works: from the sixteenth century two widely arching choruses filling a single melodic breath from Palestrina's [1525-94] Pope Marcillus Mass, the "Sanctus" and the "Benedictus," both sung by the Berlin Cathedral Choir under Rudel; and, sung by the silvery Italian voices of the Casimir Choir, choruses of the two old "Venetians" Marenzio and Viadana, the former full of stimulating freshness, the latter, the beginning of Psalm 33, a most tender rejoicing; finally--the Basilica Choir, the Choir of the Hedwig Church in Berlin--by the great maestro of the north, Lasso, a composition, radiant in glasslike eight voices, of the verses of Psalm 89.
But still, tablatures and the like aside, wherever you go, Machaut through Marenzio, the ideal performance for conventional songs seems to have been again unaccompanied voices, but one on a part and often with, women, girls, or boys on the top line(s).(18)
Agostino della Musica, com'egli lo chiama, cant la parte del Basso, e fu replicato tre volte; dopo se ne cantavono alcuni altri di Luca Marenzio, et uno di Bononcino, e si fini col sublime, e Divino Duetto Saldi Marmi&[.] Questa relazione non data da me a V(ostra) S(ignoria) Ill(ustrissi)ma senza il suo fine, che sinceram(en)te le scopro, ed di pregare umilm(en)te in nome di tutta la virtuosa accad(emi)a il sig(nor)e Piva a voler mandar qualche cosa di sua composiz(ion)e che sar conservata come una Reliquia colle altre cose rare nell'Archivio Musicale di cui custode il Pepu[s]ch, e seg(reta)rio il buono e studioso Mr.
Always anxious to extend his musical experience, during his early years as a church organist he scored works by Tallis, Byrd, Marenzio and Palestrina.