Agazzari: Eumelio, dramma pastorale (1606)
Series: Baroque Era Publisher: A-R Editions
Eumelio, dramma pastorale (1606)
Edited by Matthew J. Hall, Elizabeth Lyon, Zoe Weiss
B227 Agazzari: Eumelio, dramma pastorale (1606)
978-1-9872-0810-8 Full Score (2022) 9x12, xxxvi + 70 pp.
Eumelio, dramma pastorale was composed and performed in Rome for Carnival in 1606 at the Collegium Germanicum et Hungaricum, Rome’s Jesuit seminary. The work is the only music drama from the first decade of the seventeenth century that survives intact but never previously enjoyed a modern edition. Alongside the more well-known Orpheus dramas, Eumelio is an important witness to the influence of Jesuit drama on the development of Italian monody and, more broadly, to the early history of opera.
Prologo (Poësia): “La sembianza e questa fronde avvolta”
Scena prima (Appolline, Mercurio, Eumelio): “Selve che i dolci accenti”
Scena seconda (Eumelio, Ecco): “Care selve beate a’ miei horror”
Scena terza (Coro de’ Vitii, Eumelio): “Giovanetto a che concorde”
Scena quarta (Mansilo, Coro de’ Pastori): “Soccors’ homini e Dei presto soccorso”
Scena prima (Mercurio, Appolline): “Alla magion gradita”
Scena seconda (Corbante, Appolline, Mercurio): “O crudo caso, o giorno sfortunato”
Scena terza (Coro de’ Vitii con Eumelio): “Gira, gira bello stuolo”
Scena quarta (Mansilo, Coro de’ Pastori, Appolline, Mercurio): “Oimè o vista, oimè o nostro fato”
Scena prima (Mercurio, Appolline, Eumelio): “Ecco gl’orridi campi”
Scena seconda (Caronte, Mercurio, Appolline): “Olà, chi cotant’osa”
Scena terza (Appolline, Plutone, Caronte, Radamanto, Eaco, Minos, Coro de’ Demoni): “O potente Monarca”
Scena quarta (Eumelio, Appolline, Mercurio, Coro de’ Pastori): “Son pur queste le belle”
Matthew J. Hall is lecturer in organ, music history, and music theory at Ithaca College and managing editor of the Journal of Musicology.
Elizabeth Lyon is a musicologist and cellist. After earning a Ph.D. in musicology at Cornell University, she was a fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Empirical Aesthetics (Frankfurt/Main) and the music critic for the literary and arts magazine The Hudson Review. She is now a lecturer in music at Ithaca College.
Zoe Weiss is a musicologist and performer on the viola da gamba and baroque cello. She is a lecturer in music at Ithaca College and serves on the editorial board of the Journal of the Viola da Gamba Society of America.