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Jan 10, 2009, 4:24 PM

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At the present I am finishing an edition of the Complete Works of Joachim van den Hove, a Dutch lutenist living and working in Leiden most of his life (1567-1620). In two of his publications, Florida (1601) and Delitiae Musicae (1612) he included settings for lute of almost a hundred vocal compositions, mainly Italian madrigals.

In editing these intavolations by Van den Hove, I naturally need to study the vocal orginals. In many cases I have been able to find these works, although many are not available in modern editions. But even when there are modern editions, I have not been able to find all of the pieces. Still missing are two works in this category, both by Luca Marenzio; the editions concerned are simply not to be found in Dutch libraries.

These two madrigals are:

Luca Marenzio, O bella man che mi distringi il core / Candido leggiadretto (seconda parte), madrigal à 4.
Printed in: Marenzio, Madrigali à 4 (Rome, 1585), reprinted several times, also in Madrigali a quattro voci di Luca Marenzio (Antwerp, 1607).
Modern editions should be in Luca Marenzio, The Complete Four Voice Madrigals, ed. J. Steele (New York, 1995), and in Luca Marenzio, Madrigali a quatro voci: Libro primo (1585), ed. A. Iesuè, F. Luisi and A. Tecardi (Rome, 1983).

Luca Marenzio, Basti fin qui le pen’e i duri affanni, madrigal à 10.
Printed in: Di Luca Marenzio Madrigali a quatro, cinque et sei voci (Venice, 1588; repr. Nuremberg 1589), reprinted in Di Luca Marenzio – – – Madrigali a sei voci (Antwerp, 1594).
Modern edition: Luca Marenzio, Madrigali a quattro, cinque e sei voci, libro primo (1588), vol. 7, The Secular Works, ed. Steven Ledbetter and Patricia Myers (New York, 1977).

My question is: can somebody help me and send me the music of one or both of these madrigals? Again I would like to stress that it is for study only, so that no copy rights will be infringed.

Best wishes,
Jan Burgers, Amsterdam.


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