Canto delle Palle (Anonymous)

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For soprano, 2 tenors, bass

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Gmenestr (2016/1/1)

Arranger Guido Menestrina
Publisher. Info. Guido Menestrina
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Misc. Notes Retranscribed from Feste musicali della Firenze medicea : 1480-1589 / a cura di Federico GhisiFirenze : Vallecchi, 1939.
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General Information

Work Title Canto delle Palle
Alternative. Title Stemma Mediceo
Composer Anonymous
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 1
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. XVI century
Language Italian
Dedication Medici Family
Average DurationAvg. Duration 3 minutes
Piece Style Renaissance
Instrumentation 4 voices (soprano, alto, tenor, bass)

Misc. Comments

  • Originally for Cantus / Contra (in alto clef) / Tenor / Bassus
  • Hymn to glorify the Medici family and their power in Tuscany. The many times repeated word "palle" (balls) refers to the Medici's coat-of-arms, containing 6 balls.
  • Here's the full text: Ecco dea admirata dalla celeste voce di palle, palle, palle, palle, già tanto disiata, di quella sol hor prende el suo diletto et coll'ardente petto per ogni via et loco, per ogni monte e valle risponde palle, palle, palle, palle, palle, per satisfar a fatti, agli huomini, agli dei, a tutte l'altre voci è fatta muta, et con sonora tromba sol clama, sol rimbomba: palle, palle, palle, palle, palle, palle, palle, palle, palle, palle.