Dialogo a dieci (Varotto, Michele)

Sheet Music

Scores and Parts

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Editor Allen Garvin (b. 1969)
Publisher. Info. Hawthorne Early Music, 2020.
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General Information

Work Title Dialogo a dieci
Alternative. Title
Composer Varotto, Michele
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IMV 1
Key G Mixolydian mode
First Publication. 1586 in Fiamma ardente de madrigali et canzoni à 5 voci (Ricciardo Amadino press, Venice)
Librettist Anonymous
Language Italian, French, Spanish
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Renaissance
Piece Style Renaissance
Instrumentation 10 voices

Misc. Comments

This piece features 10 characters speaking in different languages or dialects: Venetian, Bergamascan, Napolitan, Spanish, Milanese, Bolognese, Sicilian, Genoese, French, and a Gypsy Italian dialect. Four pairs of characters are talking to one another, why the gypsy character sings a lullaby, and the French (in a walloon dialect) sings a chanson. Zanni (from Bergamo) and il Magnifico (from Venice) are stock characters from the Commedia dell'Arte.