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Robert Hollingworth traces the development of the madrigal and the significance of the texts, with musical examples by Verdelot, Willaert, Marenzio and Monteverdi.

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Philippe Verdelot: Ultimi miei sospiri
Kings Singers
Madrigal History Tour
EMI CDM 7698372 Track 5

Jacob Arcadelt: Il Bianco e Dolce Cigno (Bk I)
Deller Consort
Vanguard 08505771
Track 15

Adrian Willaert: Qual dolcezza giamai
King's Singers / Tragicomedia
EMI Classics CDC7541912
Track 16

Cipriano da Rore: Mia benigna fortuna
Huelgas Ensemble
Harmonia Mundi HMC901760
Track 3

Orlandus Lassus (di Lasso): S'io esca vivo
Amaryllis Consort
Pickwick PCD 822
Track 2

A Gabrieli: Hor ch'a noi torna la stagion novella
I Fagiolini
Chandos CHAN0697
Track 1

Luca Marenzio: Quel augellin che canta
Cantus Colln
Deutsche Harmonia Mundi RD77240
Track 6

Giaches de Wert: Giunto alla tomba
Consort of Musicke
Virgin Classic VC7907632
Track 9

Marenzio: Amor, i'ho molti et molti anni pianto
La Venexiana
Glossa GCD 920906

Sigismondo d'India: Dispietata pietata
Consort of Musicke
EMI/Harmonia Mundi CDC 7491902
Track 1

Monteverdi: Io mi son giovinetta
Concerto Italiano Glossa recording of Bk IV
Opus OPS3081
Track 13

Monteverdi: Anima mia perdona
I Fagiolini
CHAN0730
Track 1




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