Flexi Quintet – Monteverdi, 5th Book of Madrigals (1605) – Scena 1 (Nos 4 – 8)

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The Fifth book of madrigals starts to see much more development towards
operatic style writing, with more songs being strung together to form
scenas and with the addition of accompaniment on instruments. Some of
these songs can be written by incorporating the accompaniment into the
parts for those instruments which are resting, some will require more
than a quintet. Certainly as we get into the next three books, reduction
to a quintet will become increasingly more difficult, if not
impossible.

This scena in 5 parts marks the first collection in this book. It is
plain that the five form a little group within the main body.

Parts supplied:

Part 1 in Bb/C (Treble)

Part 2 in Bb/C (Treble)

Part 3 in F/Eb/Bb/C (Alto)

Part 4 in Bb/C (Bass)

Part 5 in Bb/Eb/C (Bass)

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