Saturday, May 26, 2012

Alla Napoletana villanesche & mascherate

Gian Domenico del Giovane da Nola (1510-1592), organist of the church of the Annunciation in Naples, left us one of the richest and most typical collections of Canzoni Villanesche (1545). These Canzoni Villanesche (or Napolitane) were songs on popular themes, originally written for three voices in the Neapolitan dialect.

The texts are characterised by their burlesque or erotic inspiration, usually containing metaphors, popular proverbs, malicious or saucy puns and various types of comical or meaningless onomatopoeia. The programme is enriched by a selection of varied instrumental pieces, featuring not only instruments that were fashionable during the Renaissance, but also typical Neapolitan instruments as colascioni, tammorri, tromba degli zingari…

MP3 320 · 141 MB

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