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Francesca Caccini's Il primo libro delle musiche of 1618
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Francesca Caccini (1587--ca.1640) was an accomplished composer, singer, and instrumentalist in the tradition of the Florentine Camerata. Her 1618 volume Il primo libro delle musiche was dedicated to her patron the Cardinal de' Medici (1596--1666).

This modern critical edition presents 17 secular monodies for one and two voices with figured bass accompaniment from this landmark collection. The book includes text translations, biographical and stylistic essays, recommendations on performance practice, and other commentary.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page
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  1. Copyright
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  1. Contents
  2. p. v
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  1. Preface
  2. p. vii
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  1. I. Overview and Commentary
  2. pp. 1-2
  1. Introduction: Francesca Caccini (1587–ca. 1640)
  2. pp. 3-22
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 23-24
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  1. II. The Secular Monodies of Il primo libro delle musiche
  2. pp. 25-26
  1. 1. Ardo infelice, e palesar non tento
  2. pp. 27-37
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  1. 2. Io mi distruggo, et ardo
  2. pp. 38-44
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  1. 3. Lasciatemi qui solo
  2. pp. 45-48
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  1. 4. Io veggio i campi verdeggiar fecondi
  2. pp. 49-51
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  1. 5. La pastorella mia tra i fiori, è ’l giglio
  2. pp. 52-55
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  1. 6. Rendi alle mie speranze il verde, e i fiori
  2. pp. 56-59
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  1. 7. Dov’io credea le mie speranze vere
  2. pp. 60-63
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  1. 8. S’io men vò, morirò
  2. pp. 64-67
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  1. 9. Non s
  2. pp. 68-69
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  1. 10. Chi desia di saper che cosa
  2. p. 70
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  1. 11. Che t’ho fatt’io?
  2. p. 71
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  1. 12. O vive rose
  2. pp. 72-73
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  1. 13. Se muove a giurar fede
  2. pp. 74-75
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  1. 14. Ch’amor sia nudo, e pur con l’ali al tergo
  2. p. 76
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  1. 15. Fresche aurette
  2. p. 77
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  1. 16. Dispiegate guancie amate
  2. p. 78
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  1. 17. O chiome belle
  2. pp. 79-80
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  1. About
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