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Description

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.

Details

Duration
25 minutes
Libretto/text
Anon. 16th century, Petrarch
Premiere
EXAUDI cond. James Weeks, Wigmore Hall, London, 1st April 2017
Composition date
2017

Performances

1 April 2017

Wigmore Hall, London

EXAUDI cond. James Weeks