Monteverdi: Dolcissimo uscignolo
[Vocal Tuesday - Gramophone Awards 2017 Shortlist]
Have not been able to post frequently in the past two weeks for various reasons... Will make this DAILY again!
Continuing with the Shortlist, here is an album of Monteverdi madrigals from his Books 7 & 8, recorded live by Les Arts Florrisants and Paul Agnew. I have chosen this particular madrigal, 'Dolcissimo uscignolo' (Sweetest Nightingale), as it happens to be one the pieces I am doing now in Norfolk Chamber Choral Workshop. Originally written for five voices, Agnew took the liberty here to assign the lower parts to strings at places.
Playlist of all the music I have shared: https://goo.gl/i6DApN