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Francesca Caccini's Il primo libro delle musiche of 1618

A Modern Critical Edition of the Secular Monodies

Francesca Caccini. Edited by Ronald James Alexander and Richard Savino

Publication Year: 2004

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.

Published by: Indiana University Press

Title Page

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Copyright

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Contents

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pp. v-

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Preface

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pp. vii-

Ronald James Alexander (1961–90) was a remarkable person who possessed a strong intellect and substantial innate musical abilities. I had the privilege of being his advisor and classical guitar and lute instructor at the California State University at Sacramento. He was the kind of student one can only hope will walk through ...

I. Overview and Commentary

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Introduction: Francesca Caccini (1587–ca. 1640)

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pp. 3-22

Francesca Caccini was born in Florence on September 18, 1587, the daughter of Giulio Caccini (1546–1618).1 The certainty with which we can mark her birth stands in marked contrast to the uncertainty surrounding the date of her death, circa 1640. Raised in the midst of the flourishing artistic community of the Medici, ...

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pp. 23-24

II. The Secular Monodies of Il primo libro delle musiche

1. Ardo infelice, e palesar non tento

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pp. 27-37

2. Io mi distruggo, et ardo

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pp. 38-44

3. Lasciatemi qui solo

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pp. 45-48

4. Io veggio i campi verdeggiar fecondi

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pp. 49-51

5. La pastorella mia tra i fiori, è ’l giglio

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pp. 52-55

6. Rendi alle mie speranze il verde, e i fiori

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pp. 56-59

7. Dov’io credea le mie speranze vere

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pp. 60-63

8. S’io men vò, morirò

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pp. 64-67

9. Non s

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pp. 68-69

10. Chi desia di saper che cosa

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pp. 70-

11. Che t’ho fatt’io?

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pp. 71-

12. O vive rose

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pp. 72-73

13. Se muove a giurar fede

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pp. 74-75

14. Ch’amor sia nudo, e pur con l’ali al tergo

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pp. 76-

15. Fresche aurette

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pp. 77-

16. Dispiegate guancie amate

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pp. 78-

17. O chiome belle

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pp. 79-80


E-ISBN-13: 9780253110091
E-ISBN-10: 0253110092
Print-ISBN-13: 9780253211392

Page Count: 96
Illustrations: 17 figures, 1 bibliog.
Publication Year: 2004

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