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Two Canzoni

Composer: Frescobaldi, Guami

Instrument: Flute Ensemble

Level: Intermediate

Published: 2014

Price: €24.00

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  • Description +
    • Arranged by Henrik Svitzer
      Duration: 12 min.

      Guami & Frescobaldi wrote numerous instrumental canzonas. The canzonas are in the up-to-date Venetian style, antiphonal, ornamented, and using starkly different thematic material in different sections; however they contain an unusual level of motivic development for pre-Baroque music. In this beautiful arrangement the two flute choirs should be placed apart from each other with the audience in the middle 

      The music is now for the ­first time available for flute ensemble.

  • Instrumentation +
    • Flute Ensemble

  • About the composer +
    • Girolamo Alessandro Frescobaldi (September, 1583 – 1 March 1643) was a musician from Ferrara, one of the most important composers of keyboard music in the late Renaissance and early Baroque periods. A child prodigy, Frescobaldi studied under Luzzasco Luzzaschi in Ferrara, but was influenced by a large number of composers, including Ascanio Mayone, Giovanni Maria Trabaci, and Claudio Merulo. Girolamo Frescobaldi was appointed “organist” of St. Peter's Basilica, a focal point of power for the Capella Giulia (a musical organisation) from 21 July 1608 until 1628 and again from 1634 until his death.

      Frescobaldi's printed collections contain some of the most influential music of the 17th century. His work influenced Johann Jakob Froberger, Johann Sebastian Bach, Henry Purcell, and countless other major composers. Pieces from his celebrated collection of liturgical organ music, Fiori musicali (1635), were used as models of strict counterpoint as late as the 19th century.

      Gioseffo Guami (January 27, 1542 – 1611) (Gioseffo Giuseppe Guami or Gioseffo da Lucca) was an Italian composer, organist, violinist and singer of the late Renaissance Venetian School. He was a prolific composer of madrigals and instrumental music, and was renowned as one of the finest organists in Italy in the late 16th century; he was also the principal teacher of Adriano Banchieri.

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    • Front Cover graphics and layout: Ary Golomb
      Engraving: Ary Golomb
      Printed in Copenhagen, Denmark
      Copyright © Edition SVITZER

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