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Colonna, Giovanni Paolo
Vol. I: La profezia d’Eliseo nell’assedio di Samaria (Modena 1686)
Critical Edition

Editor: Francesco Lora

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Author: Giovanni Paolo Colonna (1637-1695)
Editor: Francesco Lora
Publication Date: 7-22-2013
Series: Tesori Musicali Emiliani (Emilian Musical Treasures)
Pages: pp. 212
Size: 235x315 mm
Binding: Hardback (Cloth Hard Cover)
ISMN: 979-0-2153-1997-4
Code: TME 5

Series Details

Tesori Musicali Emiliani (Emilian Musical Treasures)
General Editors: Francesco Lora & Elisabetta Pasquini

This series offers the edition of wide interest musics from an historical, stylistic and performing perspective – of them, renowned musicians and musicographers of international notoriety dedicate praise – owed to Emilian composers, Emilian by birth or by adoption, active in the 17th and 18th centuries.
In the ample range of the musical genres offered, a special interest is reserved to oratorios and musics for the liturgy: ambit of the most inspired expression by composers like G.P. Colonna, G.B. Bassani, D. Gabrielli, G.A. Perti and G.B. Martini, such genres reserve concrete evidence on the success of the music within fraternal orders and princely courts, and on the fullness and theatricality of the technical and artistic resources in the musical chapels practise.

Introductory Texts in Italian and English


Notes (March 2015)
Bolognese composer, organist, organ builder, and maestro di cappella Giovanni Paolo Colonna (1637–1695) is undoubtedly one of those major musicians of the late seventeenth century whose music could benefit from more attention than it has received so far. ... Francesco Lora’s introduction proceeds with an in-depth analysis of the libretto, including some reflections on possible reception today of the gory details of the text, which seem to have been a special interest of Colonna’s. ... Lora’s original Italian text is beautifully written, and his research cites virtually all the recent publications on the topic, thereby showing the editor’s excellent command of current scholarship. ... The score is extremely clear, clean, and easy to read. ... this publication is not only a most welcome contribution to the field and to the knowledge of an often-ignored and highly important center of late-seventeenth- century music, but it is an extremely precise and well-crafted modern edition of Colonna’s oratorio. (Marc Vanscheeuwijck)

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