Alla Napoletana - Villanesche & Mascherate

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Label: ALPHA
Catalog: ALPHA524
Format: CD

Piva (Dalza); O belle fusa (Lassus); Tri cechi siamo (da Nola); Madonna voi me fare una camisa (da Nola); Pavana la morte della ragion (anonyme); Madonna tu mi fai lo scorruciato (De Colonia); Schiarazula Marazula (Mainerio); Cingari simo (da Nola); Moresca 4a detta la bergamasca (Barbetta); Chi la gagliarda (da Nola); Gagliarda La lavandara (Mainerio); O quant' amore t'ho portato (Donato); Calata alla spagnola (Dalza); Le fave ch'o chaintate (da Nola); Madonna non e piu lo tiemp'antico (di Maio); Medici nui siamo (da Nola); Piva (Dalza); Saltarello de la preditta (de Milano); Boccuccia d'uno persico aperturo (De Colonia); La Paduana del rey (anonyme); Una lampuca ho visto (da Nola); La lavandara galiarda (anonyme)

This programme is constructed around the figure of Gian Domenico del Giovane de Nola (1510-1592), organist and later master of the church of the Annunciation in Naples. In addition to a number of madrigals and motets, he 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 characterized by their burlesque or erotic inspiration, usually containing metaphors, popular proverbs, malicious or saucy puns, distorted words and various types of comical or meaning onomatopoeia. The programme is enriched by a selection of varied instrumental pieces, featuring not only instruments that were fashionable during the Renaissance (recorders, post horns, reed instruments, violas, lutes, guitars, percussions and bagpipes), but also typical Neapolitan instruments as colascioni, tammorri, tromba degli zingari...

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