Bicinium No.2 (Vecchi, Orfeo)

Sheet Music

Scores and Parts

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Agarvin (2013/8/11)

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Editor Allen Garvin
Publisher. Info. Dallas: Hawthorne Early Music, 2013.
Misc. Notes This typeset wrongly attributes these to Orazio Vecchi, whose dates are 1550-1605, but the source says Orfeo Vecchi whose dates are c.1551-1603.
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General Information

Work Title Bicinium No.2
Alternative. Title
Composer Vecchi, Orfeo
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IOV 2
Key G Mixolydian mode
First Publication. 1598 in Il primo libro della musica a due voci (no.22)
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Renaissance
Piece Style Renaissance
Instrumentation 2 instruments (canto (G2 clef), tenore (C2 clef))

Misc. Comments

  • Though bicinium was an appropriate word to describe music like this from this time, it appears nowhere on the manuscript in Gastoldi's collection.
  • Though the second part is called "tenore", the C2 clef is a clef most often used by mezzo-soprano range, occasionally alto.