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VOCAL ENSEMBLE: 3 items found

Maria Magdalena

Editor: Candace Smith

Item: 492-00102

for Soprano and Bass

O Dulcis Jesu

Item: 492-00105

for two sopranos and continuo

Ten Canzonettas

Editor: Barbara Staropoli

Item: 491-00502

Solos and duos for soprano and bass and Spanish guitar or continuo

The "canzonetta" or "little song" is a strophic setting of a simple text with a lyrical vocal line. This collection is an early foreshadowing of the aria form, which would develop later. These "canzonettas" contain lovely and developed vocal lines that are expressive but not declamatory and indicative of the composer's talent as a singer.