Jacques Arcadelt was a Franco-Flemish composer of the Renaissance, active in both Italy and . Arcadelt’s Il bianco e dolce cigno opened one of Gardano’s books; as the piece had already achieved immense fame, it was the main selling . Italian madrigals composed in the first half of the s were usually written for four voices and no instruments (a cappella), which you can hear throughout this. The BBC artist page for Jacques Arcadelt. programmes, catch up on the news, and read the latest Jacques Arcadelt interviews. Il Bianco E Dolce Cigno.

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The first volume contains Arcadelt’s masses; his secular compositions are in volumes two through nine, and his motets and biwnco sacred music are in volume ten. Performances Popular All Recommended.

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Although he also wrote sacred vocal music, he was one of the most famous of the early composers of madrigals; his first book of madrigals, published within a decade of the appearance of the earliest examples of the form, was the most widely printed collection of madrigals of the entire era.

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Il Bianco E Dolce Cigno (Arcadelt)

Chi potra dir Composer. Studio performance Original text and translations Original text and translations may be found at Il bianco e dolce cigno. SATB version, transposed up a tone to G, with note values halved. The Sound of the King’s Singers. English Choose a language for shopping.

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Missa Ave Regina caelorum: Note that numbering is by number of voices: By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Arcadelt has conferred upon this composition a quality which is very rare in sixteenth-century secular music, namely durability …” [19] The texture is mostly homophonic, with a hint of fauxbourdon in the harmony; the subject matter is erotic, with the orgasmic “thousand deaths” portrayed by a rising fourth figure in close imitation ; brief bits buanco word-painting occur, such as the use of a flattened seventh on “piangendo”; and the musical phrases overlap the lines of verse, blurring the formal division of the line, a technique known in music, as in poetry, as enjambment.

There may be as many as more madrigals by Arcadelt which survive anonymously in manuscript sources. Genre Vocal Music Classical.

Allen Garvin submitted Peter’s Basilica; many composers from the Netherlands served as singers there throughout this era, and it is even possible that he went to Rome before coming to Florence.


From the Album Renaissance Madrigals. Add “Radio 3 Breakfast: He moved to Italy as a young man, and was present in Florence by the late s, therefore having an opportunity to meet or work with Philippe Verdelotwho wrote the earliest named madrigals.

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His music became immensely popular in Italy and France for more than a hundred years, with his first book of madrigals being reprinted fifty-eight times byand his music appearing in innumerable intabulations for buanco such as the luteguitarand viol.

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Your gift is greatly appreciated. O felici occhi miei. Kenji Yamamoto submitted Transposed to g major.