Monteverdi’s Eighth Book Of Madrigals



“The madrigal had a special place in the career of Claudio Monteverdi”(Hanning 133). Monteverdi used this genre to make many stylistic changes from the late Renaissance to the early Baroque period. He went from using polyphonic vocal ensemble settings, to much more extravigant pieces that were instrumentally accompanied. His fifth through eighth books of madrigals were all published during the Baroque. Of these four books, the eighth is perhaps his most diverse and best book of madriagals.
Book eight is entitled Madrigali guerrieri et amorosi. Translated, the title is Madrigals of War and Love. Monteverdi published this book in the year 1638. It was printed in Venice by a man named ...

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than one section. The second is made up of two sections, the third: three sections, the sixth: four sections, and the ninth: two sections.
The second section of the book is entitled, ‘Canti amorosi.’ The English translation of the title is ‘Songs of love.’ This section is made up of thirteen total works. Three of the thirteen works in this section are divided into seperate pieces. The tenth has two sections, the fiftenth has three, and the eighteenth has three sections.
Monteverdi added to the greatness of the eighth book by setting the works of many great poets. The group of poets that he used were the greatest of all the poets in the previous seven books. This select group included the follwing: Mariano, Guarini, Taso, and Petrarch. The words that these men had written helped make these madrigals great.
The eighth book of madrigals is contains madrigals that are written in various ways. These madrigals contains a basso continuo. This was relitivly different for this ...

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