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Collection of madrigals by Luca Marenzio and Giovanni Ferretti

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MS. Mus. e. 54

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Madrigals for 5-10 voices by Luca Marenzio and Giovanni Ferretti, scored up by James Bartleman (see MS. Mus. e. 53) from the parts of early editions. The Ferretti items (scores and individual voice parts) were originally separate manuscripts.

a (pp. 1-15) L. Marenzio: Rivi fontane e fiumi. For SSATB. Originally printed in Le gioie (Venice, 1589); transcribed here from Nervi d'Orfeo (Leyden, 1601);

b (pp. 17-52) L. Marenzio: In quel ben nato. For SAATB. Originally printed in Dolci affetti madrigali a cinque voci (Venice, 1682); transcribed here from Nervi d'Orfeo (Leyden, 1601);

c (pp. 53-74) [L. Marenzio]: O tu che frà le selve. For SATB/SATB. Originally printed in his 1st book of 5-part madrigals (Venice, 1580);

(pp. 75-94) [L. Marenzio]: Se 'l pensier che mi strugge. For SATB/SATB. Originally printed in his 2nd book of 5-part madrigals (Venice, 1581);

e (pp. 95-112 [L. Marenzio]: Cantiam la bella Clori. For SATB/SATB. Originally printed in his 6th book of 5-part madrigals (Venice, 1594);

f (pp. 115-138) [L. Marenzio]: Basta fin qui le pen'e e i duri affanni. For SATTB/SATTB. Originally printed in his Madrigali libro primo, 4-6 voices (Venice, 1588);

g (pp. 139-148) G. Ferretti: Sei tanto gratioso [i.e. graziosa]. For SSATB. In F major. Originally printed in his Canzoni alla napolitana, bk. 1 (Venice, 1567); transcribed here from Musica divina (Antwerp, 1591);

h (pp. 159-173) Separate voice parts for (g), (i) and (j);

i (pp. 177-185) G. Ferretti: Sei tanto gratioso [i.e. graziosa]. For SATTB. Transposed version of (g) in C major;

j (pp. 187-194) G. Ferretti: Donna crudel tu m'hai rubat il core. For SATTB. Originally printed in his Canzoni alla napolitana, bk. 1 (Venice, 1567); transcribed here from Musica divina (Antwerp, 1591).

Dates

  • [early 19th cent.]

Extent

200 pages

Language of Materials

  • Italian

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark, e.g. MS. Mus. e. 54, pp. 1-2].
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Shelfmark:

MS. Mus. e. 54

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 16003

Abstract

Collection of madrigals for 5-10 voices by Luca Marenzio and Giovanni Ferretti. Scored up by James Bartleman, [early 19th cent.].

Biographical / Historical

Luca Marenzio (1553-1599) was an Italian composer. See Grove Music Online for further details.

Giovanni Ferretti (c 1540-after 1609) was an Italian composer. See Grove Music Online for further details.

Custodial History

Bookplate of James Bellamy (1819-1909), St John's College. Oxford. Former shelfmark (Faculty of Music Library): M.S.L. 19.d.2b.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred from the Faculty of Music Library, 1995.

Physical Facet

ii + 198 pages (149-154, 195-198 blank); 6-10 staves to a page. Binding: half roan with buckram covered boards.
Title
Madrigals for 5-10 voices by Luca Marenzio and Giovanni Ferretti
Status
Completed
Date
EAD version 2019 by Hannah Jordan and Margaret Czepiel
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

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