La Dafne (Gagliano, Marco da)



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Feduol (2016/5/9)

Editor First edition
Publisher. Info. Firenze: Cristofano Marescotti, 1608.
Misc. Notes RISM A/I: G 113
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Girodo (2021/1/5)

Editor Lorenzo Girodo
Publisher. Info. Lorenzo Girodo, 2020
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Sardus Orpheus (2016/11/22)

Editor Sardus Orpheus
Publisher. Info. Sardus Orpheus
Misc. Notes Transcription from the 1608 edition, p. 1 (tenor piece).
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homerdundas (2009/11/24)

Editor Robert Eitner (1832-1905)
Publisher. Info. Publikation älterer praktischer und theoretischer Musik-Werke, Bd.10:
Die Oper von ihren ersten Anfängen bis zur Mitte des 18. Jahrhunderts, Th.1
Berlin: Leo Liepmannssohn and M. Bahn, 1881.
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General Information

Work Title La Dafne
Alternative. Title Dafne
Composer Gagliano, Marco da
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IMG 2
First Publication. 1608
Librettist Ottavio Rinuccini (1562−1621)
Language Italian
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Baroque
Piece Style Baroque
Instrumentation Voices: Venere (C1), Amore (C1), Dafne (C1), Tirsi Nunzio (C3), Ovidio (C4), Apollo (C4)
Coro di Ninfi e Pastori (mixed chorus)
orchestra/continuo (see below, Comments)

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The Eitner edition seems to be a type of vocal score. There are indications in it for "Instrumente" and "Instrumentalbass", though these are not specified. Grove Music mentions a manuscript that had a Preface "the instrumentalists accompanying the singers must be seated where they can see the singers’ faces and can best hear them, so that they can keep together; and the instruments must be careful not to double the singers’ melody and must never embellish the accompaniment. Gagliano further called upon the orchestra to provide a sinfonia before the raising of the curtain." Thus, the work clearly had an orchestra of some sort, so it has been tagged for orchestra, though if the manuscript Grove Music mentions is uploaded, the tag may have to be changed to strings only.