Da bei rami scendea (Jacques Arcadelt)

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  • (Posted 2020-07-31)  CPDL #59926:        (LilyPond)
Editor: Allen Garvin (submitted 2020-07-31).   Score information: Letter, 3 pages, 99 kB   Copyright: CC BY NC
Edition notes: Transcribed from 'Il primo libro delle muse (Venice: Gardano press, 1555).
  • (Posted 2014-03-08)  CPDL #31453:        (Finale 2008)
Editor: André Vierendeels (submitted 2014-03-08).   Score information: A4, 4 pages, 101 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: The 1583 Phalesius edition erroneously attributes this work to Philippus de Monte.
  • (Posted 2010-12-02)  CPDL #22754:      (XML)
Editor: Renato Calcaterra (submitted 2010-12-02).   Score information: A4, 3 pages, 168 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: MusicXML file is zipped. Transcribed from the "Musica Divina di XIX autori illustri a IIII. V. VI et VII voci, nuovamente raccolta da Pietro Phalesio et data in luce in Anversa - 1588". The keys, time signatures, notes' values and accidentals are as in the original print. The C clefs are transposed to the G clef and to the modern Tenor clef. At the end of the Tenore part the couple of black notes, a semibrevis ligata plus a minima, should be performed as a dotted minima plus a semiminima.

General Information

Title: Da bei rami scendea
Composer: Jacques Arcadelt, wrongly attrib. to Philippe de Monte in the source.
Lyricist: Francesco Petrarca

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SecularMadrigal

Language: Italian
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1542 in Il primo libro d'i madrigali a misura di breve (Antonio Gardano), Edition 1, no. 3
    2nd published: 1555 in Il primo Libro de le Muse (Antonio Barré), no. 1
    3rd published: 1583 in Musica divina di 19 autori illustri (Phalèse & Bellero), no. 14

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Chiare, fresche et dolci acque v. 4