Ghirlanda di Fioretti Musicali Composta da diuersi Eccti Musici a. 3. voci


Collection of three-part songs with written-out accompaniment for harpsichord and lute tablature (SAB).


Standardised TitleGhirlanda di Fioretti Musicali Composta da diuersi Eccti Musici a. 3. voci
Transcribed TitleGHIRLANDA / DI FIORETTI / MVSICALI / Composta da diuersi Ecc.ti Musici a. 3. voci / Con L’intauolatura del Cimbalo, et / LIVTO / Raccolte et Stampate da Simone Verouio
ImprintIn Roma 1589. Con licentia de Superiori.
FormatCopy at K.8.d.6. 24 leaves; original foliation: [i-iii], 1-32, 35-39, 42-50 p.; paper dimensions: 270 x 208 mm. The pages are wrongly numbered, there being no 34 and 35. Most copies of this work contain 28 leaves, with madrigals by L. Marenzio and A. Orlandino, which are not in this copy.
PlaceRome, Italy
SubjectVocal trios with continuo
TypePrinted music

British Library K.8.d.6.

Related Resource

Gary Lee Anderson, ‘The canzonetta publications of Simone Verovio, 1586-1595’, PhD dissertation, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1976. 

Emil Vogel and Alfred Einstein, ‘Bibliography of Italian Secular Vocal Music Printed between the Years 1500-1700’, Notes, Second Series, Vol. 4, No. 3 (1947), pp. 301-316. 

Emil Vogel, Bibliothek der gedruckten weltlichen Vocalmusik Italiens: Aus den Jahren 1500-1700, 2 vols (Berlin: Haack, 1892), vol. 2, pp. 455-456.


RISM B/I, 158911

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At the end of each song there is text for three more verses. Felice Anerio, ‘Al suon non posa il core’ (p. 29), is described as being for Canto, Tenore, and Basso. The Tenore part is set in the mezzosoprano c clef.

Dedication, by Verovio, dated ‘10. d’Agosto 1589’. Title page has an engraving depicting Orpheus with a lyre.

Copy at K.8.d.6. Imperfect. Wanting pages 41-42; the end of Gasparo Costa, ‘Se fredda è la mia donna’, and Francesco Soriano, ‘Vedo ogni selva rivestir le frondi’ are therefore lacking. The copy bears a manuscript foliation which runs from 42 to 61, suggesting it may have been bound with another item at one time. Bears the stamp ’Ex libris M. X. Principis Burghesi’.

Indexed names

Verovio, Simone, fl. 1575-1608, printer. 
Vincenzo Stella, dedicatee. 
Palestrina, Giovanni Pierluigi da, 1525?-1594, composer. 
Soriano, Francesco, 1548 or 9-1621, composer. 
Zucchelli, Giovanni Battista, composer. 
Stabile, Annibale, 16th cent. composer. 
Peetrinus, Jacobus, [ca. 1553 - ca. 1591], composer. 
Giovannelli, Ruggiero, ca. 1560-1625, composer. 
Crivelli, Arcangelo, 1546-1617, composer. 
Nanino, Giovanni Maria, 1543 or 4-1607, composer. 
Anerio, Felice, ca. 1560-1614, composer. 
Ricordi, Jacomo, composer. 
Quagliati, Paolo, ca. 1555-1628, composer. 
Costa, Gasparo, fl. 1580-1590, composer. 
Locatello, Giovanni Battista, [fl. 1579-93], composer.

Table of Contents

Ahi che quest’occhi miei ch’erano lieti / Gio. Palestina -- Da così dotta man sei stato fatto / Gio: Palestina -- Ameni colli, vaghi monticelli / Francesco Soriano -- Mentre l’aquila sta mirando il sole / Gio: Battista Zucchelli -- Donna tue chiome d’oro / Annibal Stabile -- Ardenti miei sospiri e dolorosi / Iacomo Peetrino -- Vermiglio e vago fiore / Ruggiero Giouanelli -- Io me n’auedo Amore / Archangelo Crivello -- Poiche mesto e dolente / Iacomo Peetrino -- Tutta gentile e bella / Gio: Maria Nanino -- Ohime partito è’l mio bel sol lucente / Annibal Stabile -- Fugge da gl’occhi il sonno / Ruggiero Giovanelli -- Ohime crudele Amore / Gio: Battista Zucchelli -- Si vaga è la mia fiamma / Ruggiero Giovanelli -- Al suon non posa il core / Felice Anerio -- Io ardo o Filli e tu dell’ardor mio / Iacomo Ricordi -- Ancora che tu m’odij anima mia / Paolo Quagliato -- Fiamme che da begl’occhi / Felice Anerio -- Se fredda è la mia donna / Gasparo Costa -- Vedo ogni selva rivestir le frondi / [Francesco Soriano] -- Donna gentil uoi siete il mio bel sole / Gio: Battista Locatello -- Donna se’l cor legasti / Felice Anerio -- Mentre il mio miser core / Felice Anerio.

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