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Track(s) taken from CDH55162

Vergine Bella


Andrew Lawrence-King (harp)
Recording details: August 1986
Seldon Hall, Haberdashers' Aske's School, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
Produced by Mark Brown
Engineered by Antony Howell
Release date: August 1987
Total duration: 2 minutes 37 seconds

Vergine Bella is a transcription of a vocal original, in this case a devotional madrigal, or ‘lauda’, by the Mantuan composer Bartolomeo Tromboncino. The restrained divisions leave intact the polyphony and the form of the original with its closing ‘Amen’.

from notes by Andrew Lawrence-King © 1987

Transcription d’un original vocal, Vergine Bella reprend un madrigal dévotionnel (ou «lauda») du compositeur mantouan Bartolomeo Tromboncino et parvient, avec ses divisions tout en retenue, à préserver la polyphonie et la forme originelles, y compris l’«Amen» conclusif.

extrait des notes rédigées par Andrew Lawrence-King © 1987
Français: Hypérion

Vergine Bella ist eine Transkription eines ursprünglich für Gesang bestimmten Stücks – in diesem Fall eines Erbauungsmadrigals („lauda“) des mantuanischen Komponisten Bartolomeo Tromboncino. Die gemäßigten Diminutionen lassen die Polyphonie und die Form der Vorlage mit ihrem abschließenden „Amen“ intakt.

aus dem Begleittext von Andrew Lawrence-King © 1987
Deutsch: Anne Steeb/Bernd Müller

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