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Banchieri, Adriano
Festino nella sera del giovedì grasso avanti cena Op. XVIII (Venezia 1608) for 5 Mixed Voices

Editor: Sergio Balestracci

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Author: Adriano Banchieri (1568-1634)
Editor: Sergio Balestracci
Publication Date: 11-2-2011
Pages: pp. 96
Size: 230x310 mm
Binding: Paperback (Soft Cover)
ISMN: 979-0-2153-1926-4
Code: ODH 33


The Consort Magazine (Summer 2013)
... These pieces are not to be taken seriously: they are comic madrigals for lighthearted merry-making, a diversion before supper on the evening of a festive, carnival Thursday. They are nonsense, party pieces designed to lampoon straight-laced society and to amuse a small gathering of people invited to the feast, as Banchieri indicates in his original preface ... Festino might suit a good, amateur, light-operatic group, for it is technically easy, has a limited vocal range, and is musically undemanding. The singers might stand at the back of the stage while actors in the foreground mime the drama ... (Ursula Brett)

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