Fortuna desperata (Felice)


Sheet Music

Score and Parts

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Editor Allen Garvin
Publisher. Info. Dallas: Hawthorne Early Music, 2016.
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General Information

Work Title Fortuna desperata
Alternative. Title
Composer Felice
Key F Ionian mode
First Publication. 1492 ca. in Vatican MS Capp. Giul. XIII.27 (No.51)
Language Italian
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Renaissance
Piece Style Renaissance
Instrumentation 5 voices or instruments

Misc. Comments

  • The cantus, tenor and bassus are identical to the original setting, probably by Busnois. The altus can be found in several other editions. The lively bassus II is unique to this manuscript. It is attributed to Felice, otherwise unrepresented in the volume. That may be Felice de Giovanni, who is a very sketchy figure historically as well.