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Madrigali (Mixed Voices)

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Voicings: SATB & Piano

Accompaniment: Unaccompanied

Madrigali,  originally performed in Los Angeles in 1988, comprises of six ‘Fire Songs’ on Italian Renaissance poems composed by Morten Lauridsen for an a cappella SATB mixed voices choir, and comes with reduction piano accompaniment for rehearsals.  Each of the six poems in the cycle contains romantic references to fire and the music is unified by manipulations of a sonority called the ‘Fire-Chord’, which opens the piece and is found extensively throughout. Whilst the pieces are contained in a cycle, each piece could be performed individually. Translations of the poems are provided. 

American composer Morten Lauridsen is most noted for his vocal cycles and sacred motets, which are performed extensively throughout the world. He is Professor of Composition at the USC Thornton School of Music in the United States. 

Each of the six poems in the cycle contains romantic references to fire and the music is unified by manipulations of a sonority called the ‘Fire-Chord’, which opens the piece and is found extensively throughout. Whilst the pieces are contained in a cycle, each piece could be performed individually. Translations of the poems are provided.

The Choral Programme Series is now a well-established programming tool for many choirs as it offers a wealth of fresh material from many eras and in many styles. Also offering great value for money as each volume in the series provides up to forty minutes of music

Publisher: Faber Music

ISBN: 0571522173

Item Code: 0571522173

Price: £4.50
Availability:In stock Territory restrictions apply, see Add. Info

Genre(s): Renaissance Period, Madrigals/Part Songs, Choral

Language: Italian

Difficulty Level: Intermediate

Series: Choral Programme Series

Territories: Item available in UK & Ireland, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia & South Africa

Instruments:
  • Piano
  • Mixed Voices
Contents:
  1. Ov'e, Lass', Il Bel Viso?
  2. Quando Son Piu Lontan
  3. Amor, Io Sento L'alma
  4. Io Piango
  5. Luci Serene E Chiare
  6. Se Per Havervi, Oime