Check out Landi: Augellin (Arr. Voice & Electric Guitar) by Nora Fischer & Marnix Dorrestein on Amazon Music. Stream ad-free or purchase CD’s and MP3s now. Stefano Landi (baptized 26 February – 28 October ) was an Italian composer and teacher of the early Baroque Roman School. He was an influential . A song where this varied realization is obvious is Stefano Landi’s “Augellin.” Landi ( – ) was a minor composer of the early baroque.

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The translation is provided as an aid to musicians and audiences. For more translations into English of early music texts, go to: In general, I like the stresses and dynamics of her singing best. So far we have two rather different-sounding renditions of the same song. Of course, a group can have a few more than the basic one or two accompanists and still sound good.

But especially in the s the balance of power in interpretation was much more aubellin weighted in favor of the performers than in later music.

Retrieved from ” https: In other projects Wikimedia Commons. It is the score of the song. I know it from modern popular music, which is quite acted out. And I hope you found a new song for your listening joy, too! Sanabras augelin the song that way because she is primarily a popular singer. A departure from the sheet music is something jazz shared with early baroque music. This rendition features a lute and a baroque guitar, which seems plausible as a realization of the song at the time it was written, because it is lanndi too elaborate.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. The lyrics are typical of the seventeenth century: In he joined the Collegio Germanico in Rome as a boy soprano, and he may have studied with Augellij Pacelli. However he uses the Venetian concertato style for some of his motetsas well as his Magnificat and Vespers psalm settings, probably as a result of the years he spent in northern Italy.

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His other secular music consists of strophic airs, arias, and other songs for voice and basso continuo. In Landi returned llandi Rome, where he spent the rest of his life, where his patrons included successively the Borghese family, Cardinal Maurizio of Savoyand the Barberini family, who were to be his major employers throughout the late s and s, though he joined the papal choir in on half-salary.


Permission will usually be granted so please contact Paul Archer lwndi details of how you wish to ,andi use of the translation.

He is mentioned in the Seminary’s records as being the composer and director of a Carnival pastoral in ; and in his name appears as an organist and a singer, though he was already maestro di cappella at S Ladni della Consolazione in Little bird You chase your love All the time From beech tree to pine; Spreading the good word You strengthen My lament with your song.

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Stefano Landi

See the copyright notice below. Throughout this period he was compositionally prolific, writing massesariasand responsoriesmostly in the seconda pratica style of the early Baroque, a decision which was controversial with some of the more conservative musicians, who thought the prima pratica — the style of Palestrina — more appropriate for sacred music.

Sant’Alessio was one of the first augeolin dramatic works successfully to mix both the monodic and polyphonic styles. After about he began suffering ill-health, and he died at Augeolin in and was buried at Santa Maria in Vallicella.

The lyrics are below, and I think they repay a little attention. By far his most famous composition, and one of the most significant operas of the early Baroque, is his setting of the life of fifth-century Saint AlexisIl Sant’Alessio.

Landi took minor orders in and began studying at the Seminario Romano in See the copyright notice below. The translation is provided as an aid to musicians and audiences.

His experience in Padua and Venice was essential for developing his style, since there he made contact augfllin the work of the progressive Venetian School composers, whose music was generally avoided in conservative Rome.

Permission will usually be granted so please contact Paul Archer with details of how you wish to make use of the translation. Here is a beautiful version of the aaugellin, performed by the Russian group Canto Vivo. You can pretty much use whatever instruments you labdi lying around, and the bass part is usually only sketched, not written out. Not only is it the first opera to be written on a historical subject, but it carefully describes the inner life of the saint, and attempts psychological characterization of a type new to opera.


In he had moved to the north of Italy, and published a book of five-voice madrigals at Venice ; apparently he had acquired a post as maestro di cappella at Padua. This is in the nature of a toy, rather than a thing of beauty, however. Finally she kisses him, he feels the dawn, and he tells the bird to sing for both its and his delight.

Well, there you have three strikingly different versions of one of my favorite songs, and I hope you share my wonder at how the same basic thing can sound so different. The singer is an angelic tenor from Naples named Marco Beasley. In addition he wrote his first opera in Padua, La morte d’Orfeo.

You can buy the song from Amazon. But we can top that. I am putting one more link way down at the bottom, which I think most people should ignore.

Stefano Landi: Augellin – text with English translation

One of the things I love most about early baroque music as compared to most later classical music is that it can be realized in so many ways. I suppose it could be sung as a solo a cappellabut every recording I have ever heard created a bass part. This page was last edited on 24 Novemberat Most likely it was used as part of the festivities for a wedding. It was for the Barberini family that he wrote the work for which he is most famous, Sant’Alessio, inwhich was used to open the Teatro delle Quattro Fontane.

Little bird Little bird You chase your love All the time From beech tree to pine; Spreading the good word You strengthen My lament with your song.