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Simple strophic song for soprano
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Lament of Orfeo from the Quinte Musiche
£3.95
Lament from the Quinte Musiche
£3.95
Scene from the Quinte Musiche
£1.95
Lamento from the Quinte Musiche
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Collection of songs, laments and scenes
£19.95
Carissimi: Si dia bando alla speranza
This short song by Carissimi (1605-74) appears in Ms. 51, Christ Church Library, pp.79-81, a manuscript given entirely to solo cantatas and songs by Carissimi for soprano, with a few for bass and continuo.

Some of the Carissimi's most profound and substantial works are given in this manuscript, and Si dia bando alla speranza may be counted as one of the lightest and most appealing pieces in the manuscript, which also contains a copy of the popular Bel tempo per me se n’andò.

Simple strophic song for soprano
£2.95
d'India: Che veggio ohime (L'Orfeo)
Forces: tenor & continuo

A tortured lament for Orfeo from d'India's Le Quarte Musiche of 1621. Very spare and dramatic in its construction, range d - g'

Editor: James Sanderson

Lament of Orfeo from the Quinte Musiche
£3.95
d'India: Infelice Didone (La Didone)
Forces: mezzo-soprano & continuo

Exquisite lament from d'India's Quinte Musiche of 1623 in which Dido laments the loss of Aeneas. Wonderful use of harmony and chromaticism.

Editor: James Sanderson

Lament from the Quinte Musiche
£3.95
d'India: Io che del ciel (La Virtù)
Forces: soprano & continuo

In four sections, all based on the same continuo line this work forms a kind of prologue to the Quinte Musiche due to its expositional style, high-flown language and the fact that is being sung by Virtue. Very florid writing and it is also very beautiful with a rather unexpected ending.
Range: d' - a''

Editor: James Sanderson

Scene from the Quinte Musiche
£1.95
d'India: Lamento di Giasone sopra il Figlioli morti da Medea (Il Giasone)
Forces: tenor & continuo

The only work for tenor voice in the Quinte Musiche - extended, many key changes and a great deal of suffering.

Editor: James Sanderson

Lament from the Quinte Musiche
£3.95
d'India: Lamento di Olimpia
Forces: mezzo-soprano & continuo

The third lament from d'India's Quinte Musiche of 1623. Dramatic and extremely moving monodic piece with intensely chromatic movement.

Editor: James Sanderson

Lamento from the Quinte Musiche
£3.95
d'India: Le Quinte Musiche (1623)
Forces: voice & continuo

The complete 'Le Quinte Musiche del Cavalier Sigismondo D'India...da cantarsi nel chitarrone, clavicembalo, arpa doppia & altri stromenti da corpo' from the copy in Christ Church, Oxford. This volume includes the three great laments (Didone, Olimpia & Giasone), Virtù and Diana's two extensive works and nine other madrigals and/or strophic songs.

Editor: James Sanderson

Collection of songs, laments and scenes
£19.95
d'India: Questo dardo quest'arco (Diana)
Forces: soprano & continuo

Extremely virtuosic, this solo song/madrigal from Le Quinte Musiche (1623) has some incredibly ornate passage work throughout. As you may have guessed from the incipit, the work is about Diana - Goddess of the Hunt...

Editor: James Sanderson

Cantata à voce sola
£1.95
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