Dialogo a dieci (Michele Varotto)

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  • (Posted 2020-01-19)  CPDL #56686:        (LilyPond)
Editor: Allen Garvin (submitted 2020-01-19).   Score information: Letter, 8 pages, 141 kB   Copyright: CC BY NC
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General Information

Title: Dialogo a dieci
Composer: Michele Varotto

Number of voices: 10vv   Voicing: SATTB.SATTB
Genre: SecularMadrigal

Language: Other
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1586 in Fiamma ardente de madrigali et canzoni a cinque voci (ed. Giovanni Battista Portio), no. 22
Description: This piece features 10 characters speaking in different languages or dialects: Venetian, Bergamascan, Napolitan, Spanish, Milanese, Bolognese, Sicilian, Genoese, French, and a Gypsy Italian dialect. Four pairs of characters are talking to one another, while the gypsy character sings a lullaby, and the French (in a walloon dialect) sings a chanson. Zanni (from Bergamo) and il Magnifico (from Venice) are stock characters from the Commedia dell'Arte.

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