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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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.
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.
Permission will usually be granted so please contact Paul Archer with details of how you wish to make use of the translation. His experience in Padua and Venice was essential for developing his style, since there he made contact with the work of the progressive Venetian School composers, whose music was generally avoided in conservative Rome.
Stefano Landi – “Augellin” – L’Arpeggiata, Marco Beasley Chords – Chordify
You can buy the whole wonderful album from Amazon. Publication of the translation in print or digital formats is expressly forbidden unless permission from the author has been first obtained and acknowledgement of authorship is duly made. 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.
The lyrics are below, and I think they repay a little attention. But we can top that. Dances and comic sections mix with serious arias, recitatives, and even a madrigalian lament, for an overall dramatic variety which was extremely effective, as attested by the frequent performances of the opera at the time.
So far we have two rather different-sounding renditions of the same song. 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 not too elaborate. Most of the interspersed comic scenes, however, are anachronistically and hilariously drawn from contemporary life in 17th-century Rome. His other secular music consists of strophic airs, arias, and other songs for voice and basso continuo. Views Read Edit View history.
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.
This page was last edited on 24 Novemberat This is in the nature of a toy, rather than a thing of beauty, however. Retrieved from ” https: In general, I like the stresses and dynamics of her singing best. The lute intro picks up little phrases from the melody, cunningly interspersed with typical ornamental motifs, but the lute and guitar provide energetic and integrated support once the singer begins.
She seems to feel freer to inhabit the character of the singer, to act it out. The translation is provided as an aid to musicians and audiences. An interesting thing about the song is that it has no bass part written out at all, not even sketched. It is the score of the song. 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.
I am putting one more link way down at the bottom, which I think most people should ignore. Fly on little bird And don’t shy away From making A new song; From your amorous breast Show in full Your joy, and my delight. In addition he wrote his first opera in Padua, La morte d’Orfeo.
After about he began suffering ill-health, and he died at Rome in and was buried at Santa Maria in Vallicella. Little bird You chase your love Augwllin the time From beech tree to pine; Spreading the good word You strengthen My lament with your song. Curiously, Landi’s secular music is more conservative than most of his sacred music, and his first book of madrigalsfor five voices and basso continuois almost indistinguishable in style from many late 16th-century collections, except for the basso continuo part.
Most likely it was used as part of the festivities for a wedding. Landi’s masses, of which there are only two, are in the simple, 16th-century style encouraged and sometimes demanded by the Counter-Reformation.
I suppose it could be sung as a solo a cappellabut every recording I have ever heard created a bass part. Publication of the translation in print or digital formats is expressly forbidden unless permission from the author has been first obtained and acknowledgement of authorship is duly made. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. At the initial performance, half of the singers were from the papal choir, and there were several soprano parts sung by other castrati.
Finally she kisses him, he feels the dawn, and he tells the bird to sing for both its and his delight.
Augellin Augellin Che’l tuo amor Segui ogn’hor Dal faggio al pin; E spiegando i bei concenti Vai temprando Col tuo canto i miei lamenti. Starting at about the time of J. He was an influential early composer of operaand wrote the earliest opera on a historical subject: I know it from modern popular music, which is quite acted out. Sometimes old wine can be placed into new bottles, which I suppose the New Testament would find acceptable. Translations of early music texts.
Augellin Che’l tuo amor Segui ogn’hor Dal faggio al pin; E spiegando i bei concenti Vai temprando Col tuo canto i miei lamenti. The part of Sant’Alessio himself is extremely high, and was meant to be sung by a castrato.
For more translations into English of early music texts, go to: See the copyright notice below. There is some very nice improvisation going on here. Permission will usually be granted so please contact Paul Archer with details of how you wish to make use of the translation.
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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 augeloin From beech tree to pine; Spreading the good word You strengthen My lament with your song.
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 Maria della Consolazione in Here is a beautiful version of the song, performed by the Russian group Canto Vivo.
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.