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A Laurel for Landini ()

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Francesco Landini, who died in 1397, was long known through just a few pieces chosen to represent Italian music of the fourteenth century. Recordings treating his music in more detail, however, and this one by Britain's Gothic Voices, can stand up to any of them. The mixed-voice group (one women, four men) takes a sparse approach, with many pieces unaccompanied and a small harp played by Andrew Lawrence-King the only instrument on hand. The selection of pieces is ideal for illuminating the stylistic issues in the music, ...

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  1. Sia laudato san Francesco, devotional song (Laudario di Cortona)
  2. O sommo specchio, madrigal à 3
  3. Creata fusti, o vergine Maria, for voice & continuo
  4. Questa fanciulla, Amor, ballata for 3 voices (also instrumental version), S. 116
  5. Batista da Dio amato, for voice & continuo
  6. Deh, dimmi tu, madrigal for 3 voices, S. 216
  7. De sospirar sovente, ballata for 2 voices, S. 80
  8. Vaga fanciulla, ballata for 2 voices, S. 29
  9. Ave Maria, stella Diana, for voice & continuo
  10. Ne la più cara parte, for voice & continuo (attrib. Landini)
  11. Guarda una volta, ballata for 3 voices, S. 110
  12. Per l'allegrezza del nostro Signore, for voice & continuo
  13. Cosi pensoso, caccia for 3 voices, S. 219
  14. Donna, perché mi spregi, ballata for 2 voices, S. 73
  15. Musica son che mi dolgo, triple madrigal for 3 voices, S. 213
  16. Peccatrice nominata, devotional song (Laudario di Cortona)
  17. Conviensi a fede, ballata for 3 voices, S. 150
  18. Lasso! di donna, ballata for 3 voices, S. 138
  19. Mein Herz das ist versert
  20. Ne la mia vita, ballata for 3 voices, S. 120
  21. Muorti oramai, deh, ballata for 3 voices, S. 178
  22. Che pena è questa al cor, ballata for 3 (or 2) voices, S. 162 (2 versions)
  23. Più bella donn'al mondo, ballata for 2 voices, S. 52
  24. Questa fanciulla, Amor, ballata for 3 voices (also instrumental version), S. 116
  25. Vergine donzella imperadrice, for voice & continuo
  26. Questa fanciulla, Amor, ballata for 3 voices (also instrumental version), S. 116
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A Laurel for Landini
2008, Avie

UPC: 822252215120

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