Libro di fiammelle e ombre James Weeks

Text/libretto by
Anon. 16th century, Petrarch
Duration
25 mins
Composed
2017

6 solo voices (SMezCtTBarB)

[This work will be available after its premiere.]

Programme note

Libro di fiammelle e ombre is a contribution to EXAUDI’s ongoing Italian Madrigal Book project and is a sequence of 12 very short madrigals using text’s from Arcadelt’s Primo Libro de’ Madrigali (1539). The title, ‘Book of little flames and shadows’, explores the ‘poetry of sound in the sound of poetry’ – the close union of text and music idealised by the early madrigal pioneers.

Premiere
EXAUDI cond. James Weeks, Wigmore Hall, London, 1st April 2017
Performances
  • 1 Apr 2017 |

    Wigmore Hall, London

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    EXAUDI cond. James Weeks