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Merula: Curtio precipitato et altri capricii (1638)

Tarquinio Merula
Curtio precipitato et altri capricii (1638)
Edited by Phoebe Jevtovic
B177
Merula: Curtio precipitato et altri capricii (1638)
Full Score (2012)
978-0-89579-732-2
9x12, xxii + 46 pp.

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Tarquinio Merula (1595–1665) was an innovative composer of keyboard, string, and vocal music, as well as a virtuoso organist, choirmaster, and violinist. Merula’s Curtio precipitato et altri capricii (1638) contains virtuosic, lyrical compositions for voice and continuo, ranging in tone from deep piety to playful irreverence. The first work in the volume, “Curtio, ove vai?” could well be a parody of Monteverdi’s Combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda: while the pieces are musically similar, the text of “Curtio, ove vai?” presents an impudent caricature of the type of heroism and idealism found in Monteverdi’s Combattimento. The volume of sixteen songs is transcribed here in its entirety, along with texts and translations, biographical information about Merula, and a discussion of his vocal music.
1. Curtio, ove vai?
2. Fiori, fiori, o quanti fiori
3. Folle è ben che si crede
4. Conza lavez e colder
5. Sempre lieta, gioconda, e brillante
6. Un pastorel nato non so
7. Non mi chiedete, o fidi amici
8. Quando gli uccelli porteranno i zoccoli
9. Quand’io volsi l’altra sera
10. Menti, lingua bugiarda
11. Hor ch’è tempo di dormire
12. Chi vuol ch’io m’innamori
13. Un bambin che và alla scola
14. El me tira nott’e dì
15. Non ha ’l regno d’amor
16. Sentirete una canzonetta
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