Part 2 in B^b part from Brass Quintet - Monteverdi Madrigals Book 5 - 11. Ma tu più che mai

Claudio Monteverdi
3 minutes
Classical music

The Fifth book of madrigals starts to see much more development towards operatic style writing, with more songs being strung together to form scenas and with the addition of accompaniment on instruments. Some of these songs can be written by incorporating the accompaniment into the parts for those instruments which are resting, some will require more than a quintet. Certainly as we get into the next three books, reduction to a quintet will become increasingly more difficult, if not impossible.

This song is a complaint about how hard and unyielding the lover is and how she sulks and refuses to speak or say yes to his yearnings.

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