Part 4 in C(BC) part from Brass Sextet - Monteverdi Madrigals Book 7 - 06. Io son pur vezzosetta pastorella a6

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Full details

At long last I have nearly finished the 7th book. This book has posed some issues as it is such complex music it is almost impossible to cut it down to 5 parts while maintaining its integrity. As a result, some songs - like this one - will be in 6 or more parts.

Io son pur vezzosetta pastorella´╗┐ is a duet for two sopranos, The title translates as "I am a pretty young shepherdess" and describes a young girl trying to woo a suitor. The young man, Lydius, seems indifferent to her charms

The seventh book is quite a change from the earlier ones. Monteverdi seems to be concentrating on developing solos and duets, trios and small accompanied ensembles. The accompaniments are often written out with more than just long note chords. The intricate instrumental parts are more than just filling in the harmony (hence the difficulty in paring them down.)

Once again, these songs are exquisitely crafted and travel well onto brass.


Composer
ClaudioMonteverdi
Duration
3 minutes
Genre
Classical music
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