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VOCAL ENSEMBLE: 3 items found

Maria Magdalena

By: Sulpitia Cesis

for Soprano and Bass

Item: 492-00102


O Dulcis Jesu

By: Chiara Cozzolani

for two sopranos and continuo

Item: 492-00105


Ten Canzonettas

By: Francesca Caccini

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

Item: 491-00502

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.