Loading presentation...

Present Remotely

Send the link below via email or IM


Present to your audience

Start remote presentation

  • Invited audience members will follow you as you navigate and present
  • People invited to a presentation do not need a Prezi account
  • This link expires 10 minutes after you close the presentation
  • A maximum of 30 users can follow your presentation
  • Learn more about this feature in our knowledge base article

Do you really want to delete this prezi?

Neither you, nor the coeditors you shared it with will be able to recover it again.



No description

Mike Couzin

on 16 October 2012

Comments (0)

Please log in to add your comment.

Report abuse

Transcript of Monteverdi

MONTEVERDI Madrigal: a secular setting of a poem for several voices, with no accompaniment.
(sometimes accompanied by plucked string instruments, eg, A Lute) This type of work originated in C16th Italy, although it spread to other countries such as England.
Published in 1603 in Il quarto libro di madrigali
(the 4th book of madrigals )
Probably performed at the Mantuan Court by professional singers
Poem by - Giovanni Batista Guarini (1538-1612) A major Italian Poet
Monteverdi set a number of texts by Guarini, who had close ties with Mantua (where Monteverdi was based) performance dissonant harmony 1-19 20-38 39-67 Translation
Ah me, my lady, if you so delight
To hear a breathed 'ah me',
Why then so swiftly do to endless night
A wretch that breathes 'ah me'?
For if I die, brief will your pleasure be
To hear one weak and anguished last 'Ah me'
But if you shall grant me grace, my lady bright,
Then shall you hear my ecstacy
Ten thousand times breathe out a soft 'Ah me Style: Serious Representational style composers sought to represent every nuance of the text.

Poem by Guarini - set line by line

Composed for 5 voices
Full transcript