Composer:   Claudio Monteverdi
Arranger:   NA
Publisher:   Belwin
Edition:   FC837
Voicing:   SATB div
Setting:   A Cappella


Paula Holmberg
Minnetonka High School 2006
R&R Chair High School Choirs

This beautiful five-part madrigal is rich with text painting. Each phrase of text is set with its own motive, providing intriguing and accessible lessons for your students. The tenor and alto parts are, at times, equal, thereby lending these parts to a mixture of tenor and alto voices, which students enjoy. The tenor part calls for an A flat above middle C, the alto part an A flat below middle C. All other ranges are moderate. A singable English translation is provided for those with an aversion to language, but the original Italian allows for a richer experience for singers and listeners alike.