Rore madrigals Book 5

Rore: Il Quinto Libro di Madrigali (1568)
The Consort of Musicke - Anthony Rooley
Musica Oscura 70991

Contents:

  1. Mentre, lumi maggior
  2. Da le belle contrade d'oriente
  3. Se com'il biondo crin de la mia Filli
  4. Vaghi pensieri
  5. Alma Susanna
  6. Qualhor rivolgo
    2nd part: Ma pur in te sperar
  7. Non è, lasso, martire (Fortunio Spira)
  8. Amor, che t'ho fatt'io
  9. Fera gentil
    2nd part: Perchè si stretto è il nodo
  10. O santo fior felice
  11. O vio che sotto l'amorose insegne
    2nd part: Si dirà poi ciascun (Giovanni Guidiccioni)
  12. Alma real, se come fida stella
  13. Convien ch'ovunque sia (Ariosto)
  14. Da l'estrem'orizonte

Performers: Emma Kirkby, Evelyn Tubb, Mary Nichols, Andrew King, Paul Agnew, Alan Ewing

Playing time: 56'

Recording date: March 1991

Cipriano de Rore (c.1515-1565) was a Flemish composer who spent most of his life in Italy. He was one of the primary composers to develop the Renaissance madrigal. The present collection is a posthumous publication of five-part madrigals, as opposed to the four-part compositions for which Rore was known during his life.

Of all recordings of mid-16th century madrigals, this is probably the most significant. It is also expensive and difficult to find. So, these aspects must be balanced....

Another madrigal recording:

Rore: Le Vergine
Hilliard Ensemble - Paul Hillier
Harmonia Mundi (musique d'abord) 1901107

A broader program:

Dangerous Graces
Music by Cipriano de Rore and his pupils
Musica Secreta
Linn 169

Sacred music by de Rore:

Rore: Passio Domini nostri Jesu Christi secundum Johannem
Huelgas Ensemble - Paul Van Nevel
Deutsche Harmonia Mundi 7994
Rore: Missa Praeter rerum seriem, etc.
Tallis Scholars - Peter Phillips
Gimell 454 929

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