Arcadelt: Madrigals

Arcadelt: Madrigals
The Consort of Musicke - Anthony Rooley
Deutsche Harmonia Mundi 77162

Contents:

  1. Motet: O sacrum convivium
  2. Il bianco e dolce cigno
  3. Giovenetta regal
  4. Deh dimm' Amor
  5. Deh se lo sdegn' altiero
  6. In un boschetto adorno
  7. Ver'infern' e'l mio petto
  8. Quant' e madonna mia
  9. Voi, voi la mia vita siete
  10. O felic' occhi miei
  11. Quando col dolce suono
  12. Occhi miei lassi
  13. Chi potra dir quanta
  14. Madonna mia gentile
  15. Iniustissim'amore
  16. Ancidetemi pur
  17. Il ciel che rado virtu
  18. Io mi pensai
  19. Chiare, fresch'e dolci acque
  20. S'egli e pur mio
  21. Tempo verr' ancor
  22. Da bei rami scendea
  23. Quanta volte diss'io

Playing time: 63'

Recording date: September 1987

Jacobus Arcadelt (c.1505-1568) was one of the many Northern composers who came permanently to Italy in this period. He worked primarily in Rome, and his fame drew such historical figures as Michelangelo. The present program consists of his Primo Libro de Madrigali (1538/39), making for a fine introduction. Poets include Petrarch, Michelangelo, and Lorenzo de Medici. As noted above, the recording opens with a motet.

A recording devoted to Arcadelt's sacred music:

Arcadelt: Estote fortes in bello
Josquin Capella - Meinolf Brüser
Cpo 777 763

Another program featuring Arcadelt:

La Bella Maniera
Primo libro di madrigali d'Archadelt etc.
Ensemble Seicentonovecento - Flavio Colusso
Musicaimmagine 10045

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