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Hora mai che fora son'

author of text
stanzas 1 & 5 of 12

In Hora mai che fora son’ a young woman exults after escaping the convent and discarding her habit. One copyist labelled the song a ‘canzona Napoletana’, and a performance for Ippolita Sforza, daughter of the duke of Milan, is documented in Siena in July 1465. She was travelling from Milan to wed the prince of Naples, and in the previous week Florence honoured her with a host of festivities. The music reappeared with a different text in Florence by the 1470s, when Feo Belcari used it for his lauda Ora mai sono in età.

from notes by Patrick Macey © 2022


The Florentine Renaissance
CDA68349 Available Friday 7 January 2022


Track 7 on CDA68349 [1'49] Available Friday 7 January 2022

Track-specific metadata for CDA68349 track 7

Recording date
9 January 2020
Recording venue
Parish Church of St John the Baptist, Loughton, Essex, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Mark Brown
Recording engineer
Ben Connellan
Hyperion usage
  1. The Florentine Renaissance (CDA68349)
    Disc 1 Track 7
    Release date: 7 January 2022
    Available Friday 7 January 2022
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