|I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No.
||1600 ca. in Il Dolcimelo (Libro 2)
|Composer Time PeriodComp. Period
In the manuscript, this work does not have a title or an instrumental designation, but its large range and the variety of clefs utilized suggest that it was intended for viola bastarda. In Aurelio Virgiliano's Il dolcimelo there are 16 pieces in all, but Virgiliano does not number them, nor does he group them according to instrumentation. If using the modern numbering system, this is "(13) Ricercar" and the opening motive has been identified as Striggio's Nasce la pena mia although the rest of the piece is free form, and divisions on Striggio do not run the entire way through.