Passemezzo di nome antico (Facoli, Marco)

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Publisher. Info. Manuscript, 1586.
Misc. Notes From RCM Library item MS 2088
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Work Title Passemezzo di nome antico
Alternative. Title
Composer Facoli, Marco
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IMF 11
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1586
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Renaissance
Piece Style Renaissance
Instrumentation harpsichord

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Passemezzo di nome antico was written in 1586 by Marco Facoli, an Italian composer who was born in Venice and who flourished in the late 16th century. The musical notation for Passmezo di nome anticho is preserved in a manuscript in the library of the Royal College of Music (Harpsichord music, GB-Lcm MS 2088 (Various)). It is exceptional for the period to have such a long and complex piece of solo music written out at length in a manuscript. (

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