Passa la vita all'abbassar d'un ciglio (Heredia, Pedro de)

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Editor Luigi Torchi (1858–1920)
Publisher. Info. L'Arte Musicale in Italia, Vol.4
Milan: G. Ricordi, 1908. Plate 104290-97.
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Work Title Sonetto: Passa la vita all'abbassar d'un ciglio
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Composer Heredia, Pedro de
First Publication. 1635 in Doni, Compendio del trattat de' generi e de' modi della musica
Librettist Pope Urbanus VIII
Language Italian
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Renaissance
Piece Style Renaissance
Instrumentation 4 voices or voice with 3 instruments


Misc. Comments

Grove Music describes this as a madrigal, "1v, 3 insts, in Doni (1635)", though the Torchi edition has 4 voices unaccompanied, and RISM also describes it as 4 voices. The reason for this is undoubtedly that the music in Doni (1635) only has the words on the top line. The three lower lines could be taken by either instruments, or by singers, adapting the words to their lines. Tagged for both options.