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Castaldi: Capricci (1622), Part 1

Bellerofonte Castaldi
Capricci (1622), Part 1
Duos for Theorbo and Tiorbino; Sonatas for Theorbo
Edited by David Dolata
B142
Castaldi: Capricci (1622), Part 1
Full Score (2006)
978-0-89579-591-5
9x12, xvi + 180 pp.

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The remarkable Capricci a due stromenti cioe tiorba e tiorbino e per sonar solo varie sorti di balli e fantasticarie (1622) is a stunning work of art, hand engraved by the composer, singer, theorbo virtuoso, poet, and artist Bellerofonte Castaldi (1580–1649). It unites Castaldi’s own allegorical poetry and resplendent visual artistry with highly refined, internationally sophisticated, and often virtuosic music for theorbo, including some of the very earliest single-movement sonatas and the only known duos for theorbo and tiorbino. Capricci’s six strophic dance songs with unfigured bass lines and tablature accompaniments provide an incomparable example of how a well-regarded singer and poet realized bass lines and approached the art of song accompaniment. No other lute publication contains such variety. This edition of Castaldi’s Capricci provides the original Italian tablature together with a transcription into mensural notation directly above it so that performers can consult both versions simultaneously.
Duos for Theorbo and Tiorbino
1. Capriccio di battaglia a due stromenti
2. Capriccio detto hermafrodito
3. Capriccio detto bischizzolo
4. Capriccio detto spagnolino
5. Mascherina canzone
6. Quagliotta canzone
7. Capriccio detto cerimonioso
8. Capriccio detto svegliatoio
9. Capriccio detto chiacchierino
 
Sonatas for Theorbo
Sonata prima
Sonata seconda
Sonata terza
Sonata quarta
Sonata quinta
Sonata sesta
Sonata settima
Sonata ottava
Sonata nona
Sonata decima
Sonata undecima
Sonata duodecima
Sonata tredicesima
Sonata quattrodecima
 
Reviewer unknown, Early Music Review, 115, October 2006. (parts 1 and 2)
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