Giovanni Stefani's song anthologies : Affetti amorosi (Venice, 1618) ; Scherzi amorosi (Venice, 1622) ; Concerti amorosi (Venice, 1623) / [compiled by Giovanni Stefani] ; edited by Cory M. Gavito.

Format
Musical score
Language
Italian
Published/​Created
  • Middleton, Wisconsin : A-R Editions, Inc., [2020]
  • ©2020
Description
1 score (lxxi, 201 pages, 3 unnumbered pages of plates) : facsimiles ; 31 cm.

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Summary note
"The three song anthologies of Giovanni Stefani survive as the most abundantly printed seventeenth-century songbooks with the chordal notation of the guitar known in Italy as alfabeto. Printed in multiple editions from 1618 to 1626, Stefani's books anthologize nearly one hundred songs, many of which appear copied in numerous other manuscripts, attesting to their widespread appeal in early modern Italy. While beginners will be drawn to their simplicity, experienced performers will delight in the improvisational opportunities made available by songs built on the spagnoletta, folia, ciaconna, and romanesca. This edition brings together for the first time all three of Stefani's anthologies in modern transcription, allowing performers to play either from the original alfabeto notation or from a modern realization, given both in modern guitar chord symbols and harmonies in staff notation, making it possible for all instruments to participate in the continuo band." -- Provided by publisher.
Notes
Includes introduction, texts, and critical report.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references.
Language note
Lyrics in Italian, also printed separately as text with English translation. Notes in English.
Script
Staff notation.
Contents
  • Affetti amorosi (Venice, 1618)
  • Scherzi amorosi (Venice, 1622)
  • Concerti amorosi (Venice 1623)
Other title(s)
Song anthologies
ISBN
  • 9781987206159 ((paperback))
  • 1987206150 ((paperback))
LCCN
2018562957
OCLC
1229095465
International Article Number
  • 9781987206159
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