Ruggiero, Op.12 No.18 (Merula, Tarquinio)

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General Information

Work Title Ruggiero
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Composer Merula, Tarquinio
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.12 No.18
Key G major
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 1
First Publication. 1637 in Canzoni overo sonate concertate per chiesa e camera, Op.12 (No.18)
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Baroque
Piece Style Baroque
Instrumentation 2 violins, violone, continuo

Misc. Comments

  • Grove Music defines a ruggiero as "A characteristic harmonic bass line popular in Italy in the late 16th century and the 17th, chiefly as the basis of sets of instrumental variations . . ." [there is a] "theory that the name derives from the first word of a stanza of Ariosto's epic poem Orlando furioso, ‘Ruggier, qual sempre fui’. The Ruggiero eventually became standardized as a type of ground bass for songs and dances."