Ricercare del quarto tono (Diruta, Girolamo)

Authorship Note
The Il Transilvano collection gives composers' names for most of the works, but this one has no name attached. Thus it is an assumption that it was by Diruta himself, and bearing in mind that other works by Diruta in this collection are labelled with his name, it is more likely that this should be "Anonymous".




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Höger (2016/4/24)

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Sheet Music

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For 2 Guitars (Höger)

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General Information

Work Title Ricercare del quarto tono
Alternative. Title Ricercare del Quarto Tuono
Composer Diruta, Girolamo
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IGD 6
First Publication. 1622 in Il Transilvano
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Renaissance
Piece Style Renaissance
Instrumentation organ, "istrumente da penna" (quilled instruments)

Navigation etc.

  • "Istrumente da penna" are "quilled" instruments, e.g. harpsichord. The keyboard tag will cover all of these instruments.
  • In the original collection, this (along with some other works) are in 4-part open score, but according to Barbara Sachs, in her entry on Diruta in Igor Kipnis' The Harpsichord and Clavichord: An Encyclopedia, these can be played on harpsichord.