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Monte, Philippe de
IL PRIMO LIBRO DELLI MADRIGALI À CINQUE VOCI, VENICE: GIROLAMO SCOTTO, 1570
Estimate
2,0003,000
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295
Monte, Philippe de
IL PRIMO LIBRO DELLI MADRIGALI À CINQUE VOCI, VENICE: GIROLAMO SCOTTO, 1570
Estimate
2,0003,000
LOT SOLD. 2,250 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

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Monte, Philippe de
IL PRIMO LIBRO DELLI MADRIGALI À CINQUE VOCI, VENICE: GIROLAMO SCOTTO, 1570
2 parts (Quinto and Basso), of 5, fine large woodcut title devices, head-pieces and historiated capitals, type-set music, tables of madrigals at end

each 12 leaves, 4to (c.21 x 15cm), unbound in the original signatures, lacking parts for Cantus, Altus and Tenor


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Literature

RISM M 3329; Edit 16/CNCE 43122

Catalogue Note

VERY RARE: no complete copy is recorded in RISM or in "Edit 16". Monte's first collection of madrigals for five-voices was first published in Rome by Dorico in 1554; this the third edition, of which the only other copy of the Basso is incomplete (in the British Library). Of earlier editions, only the second survives complete: a single copy in Paris.

Philippe de Monte (1521-1603) came from Mechelen (Fr. “Malines”) in Flanders. Gustave Reese writes “A high point in the madrigal is reached in the works of Monte, the most prolific composer in this field. His long residence in Italy ended in 1554, when his first madrigal book (for five voices), purely Italian in style, appeared at Rome where he had gone after leaving his position with the Pinelli family in Naples.  The total of his compositions in this genre exceeds 1,100 [in c.35 books; however, some of these are lost].  He is important not for his innovations but for the quality of his ideas and technique.  Technically, indeed, he ranks with Rore and Lassus” (Music in the Renaissance, 1959, page 406).

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