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Ms. Codex 297 - [Madrigale e canzoni]
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Title:
[Madrigale e canzoni] [manuscript].
Origin:
[Italy, between 1600 and 1625]
Physical description:
28 leaves : paper, music ; 235 x 170 mm. bound to 243 x 176 mm.
Language(s):
Italian.
Summary:
Musical settings of Italian texts with eight 5-line staves to a page and roughly diamond-shaped note heads. Fourteen compositions for solo voice with unfigured bass and seven duets, likewise with continuo accompaniment. Five of the solo-voice works set madrigal texts. One item is a setting of a poem from Petrarch's Canzoniere (or, Rime). Three or possibly four of the songs are compositions of Giuseppino Cenci.
Contents:
1. f.1r: Ah fuggit' fuggit' voi prendet' ... [incomplete]. -- 2. f.1v-2r: Donna per acquetar vostro desire ... / Bartolomeo Gottifredi. -- 3. f.2v-3r: Care lagrime mie messi dolenti ... / Livio Celiano. -- 4. f.3v-5v: Pace non trovo e non ho da far guerra / Francesco Petrarca, Canzoniere 134 ... -- 5. f.6v-7r: Pargoletta vezzosa e ridente ... -- 6. f.7v-8r: M'a qual hora vezzosetta ... -- 7. f.8v-9r: Se non hai di ferro il cuore ... -- 8. f.9v-10v: Ahi com'a un vago sol cortese giro ... / Giuseppino Cenci, Battista Guarini. -- 9. f.11r-12r: Crud' Amarilli che col nom ancora ... / Battista Guarini. -- 10. f.12v-13r: Vorrei bacciarti, O Filli ... / Giovanni Battista Marino. -- 11. f.13v-14r: Ecco che pur al fine ... -- 12. f.14v-15v: Amarilli crudel, e ria ... -- 13. f.16r: Tempo ben fu, Donna, ch'amai ... -- 14. f.16v-17v: Vita della mia vita ... / Ippolito Macchiavelli or Giuseppino Cenci, Bernardo Tasso. -- 15. f.18r-20r: Vaga e lucente nell'oriente ... -- 16. f.20v-21r: O leggiadri occhi belli ... -- 17. f.21v-22r: Ecco Lidia mia bella ... / Baldo Cataneo. -- 18. f.22v-24r: Leggiadri occhi sereni ... / Giuseppino Cenci. -- 19. f.24v-25v: Questa piaga mi sia sempre in core ... -- 20. f.25v-26r: Piu non amo, piu non ardo ... / Giuseppino Cenci. -- 21. f.26v-27r: Dhe girate, Luci amate / Isabella Andreini. -- 22. f.27r-28v: La mia Filli crudel spesso mi fugge ...
Provenance:
Accessioned, 1959.
Related names:
Petrarca, Francesco, 1304-1374. Rime. 134.
Cenci, Giuseppino.
Subject:
Music - Italy - 17th century.
Songs, Italian - 17th century.
Vocal duets with continuo.
Form / Genre:
Codices.
Scores.
Songs.
Manuscripts, Italian - 17th century.
Manuscripts, European.
Notes:
Ms. codex.
Title supplied by cataloger (Zacour-Hirsch).
The individual songs do not have titles in the text. Incipit of each song is marked by a large capital letter in the left margin.
Collation: Paper, 28; 1⁸, 2⁴, 3⁴, 4⁸, 5⁴; 1-28; contemporary foliation in ink, upper right recto.
Script: Written in a semi-calligraphic cursive script by at least three different hands.
Binding: Contemporary vellum.
Origin: Written in Italy between 1600 and 1625 (Bridges).
Fragile. Cover stained, worn and split. Book block only loosely sewn to cover. Pastedowns mostly missing. Quires loose. Some leaves splitting at the binding and coming loose. Some oxidation of ink. Various stains and smudges; large smudge on f. 20r.
The following are on file in the Library: list of incipits; notes by Thomas Bridges, University of Pennsylvania Music Department (November, 1968); an analysis of the foliation and watermarks by Eugene K. Wolf, University of Pennsylvania Music Department; description by John Walter Hill, whose book includes transcriptions of these works.
Indexed / Referenced in:
Described in Zacour, Norman P. and Hirsch, Rudolf. Catalogue of Manuscripts in the Libraries of the University of Pennsylvania to 1800 (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1965), p. 103 (Ms. Italian 57).
Described in Hill, John Walter. Roman Monody, Cantata, and Opera from the Circles around Cardinal Montalto. (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1997), pp. 159-161, 371.
Other Titles:
Ah fuggit' fuggit' voi prendet'.
Donna per acquetar vostro desire.
Care lagrime mie messi dolenti.
Pace non trovo e non ho da far guerra.
Pargoletta vezzosa e ridente.
M'a qual hora vezzosetta.
Se non hai di ferro il core.
Ahi com'a un vago sol cortese giro.
Crud' Amarilli, che col nom ancora.
Vorrei bacciarti, O Filli.
Ecco che pur al fine.
Amarilli crudel, e ria.
Tempo ben fu, Donna, ch'amai.
Vita della mia vita.
Vaga e lucente nell'oriente.
O leggiadri occhi belli.
Ecco Lidia mia bella.
Leggiadri occhi servi.
Questa piaga mi sia sempre in core.
Piu non amo, piu non ardo.
La mia Filli crudel spesso mi fugge.
Cite as:
UPenn Ms. Codex 297.
Manuscript location:
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts University of Pennsylvania Ms. Codex 297

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Collection: Other
Facsimile: Yes
Illuminated: No
Illustrated: Yes
Notated: Yes
Language: Italian
Century: 17th century
Date: 1600
Genre: Codices
Genre: Manuscripts, European
Genre: Manuscripts, Italian - 17th century
Genre: Scores
Genre: Songs
Subject: Music
Subject: Songs, Italian
Subject: Vocal duets with continuo
Geography: Italy
Related names: Cenci, Giuseppino
Related names: Petrarca, Francesco, 1304-1374. Rime. 134
Page material: Paper