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Vergine Bella


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


Harp music of the Italian Renaissance
CDH55162Archive Service


Track 8 on CDH55162 [2'37] Archive Service

Track-specific metadata for CDH55162 track 8

Recording date
27 August 1986
Recording venue
Seldon Hall, Haberdashers' Aske's School, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Mark Brown
Recording engineer
Antony Howell
Hyperion usage
  1. Harp music of the Italian Renaissance (CDA66229)
    Disc 1 Track 8
    Release date: August 1987
    Deletion date: April 2004
    Superseded by CDH55162
  2. Harp music of the Italian Renaissance (CDH55162)
    Disc 1 Track 8
    Release date: July 2004
    Deletion date: July 2016
    Archive Service
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