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Philippe Verdelot

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Philippe Verdelot

Born: 1480 Died: 1532

Philippe Verdelot (1480 to 1485 - c.1530 to 1532?) was a French composer of the Renaissance, who spent most of his life in Italy. He is commonly considered to be the father of the Italian madrigal, and certainly was one of its earliest and most prolific composers; in addition he was prominent in the musical life of Florence during the period after the recapture of the city by the Medici from the followers of Girolamo Savonarola.

Verdelot was born Les Loges, Seine-et-Marne, France. Details of his early life are obscure. He probably came to Italy at an early age, spending the first decade or two of the 16th century at some cities in northern Italy, most likely including Venice. A painting of 1511, described by Vasari but never positively identified, is believed by many musicologists to show Verdelot in Venice with an Italian singer.

Verdelot is known to have been maestro di cappella at the Baptisterium San Giovanni in Florence from 1523 to 1525; and he seems also to have been employed at the Cathedral there, from 1523 until 1527. In 1526 he collaborated with Niccolò Machiavelli on a production of Machiavelli's famous cynical comedy La Mandragola. While the play was written in 1518, the 1526 performance in Florence was dedicated to the Medici pope, Clement VII. Both Machiavelli, expelled from Florence by the Medici, and Verdelot, generally sided with the Florentine Republic against the Medici, but attempted to play the delicate political game of pleasing both sides.

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Alamire : Madrigals For A Tudor King - Verdelot

Review: Philippe Verdelot was the most important composer of Italian madrigals in the early 16th century and recognized as the greatest innovator of the genre. A Frenchman, he occupied several important musical posts in Italy, including the Florentine posts of maestro di cappella at the Baptistry of S. Maria del Fiore and the great Duomo itself. In the mid 1520s, during his time in Florence, a set of part-books were assembled, probably under Verdelot's supervision, for the court of Henry VIII. Most, if not all, of the works were composed by Verdelot. This is the first recording of the complete madrigals in the collection, which stands not only as the most exceptional of diplomatic musical gifts but is also an important source for the history of the early madrigal.

Songlist: Italia mia bench' el parlar', Con l'angelico riso, Quanto sia lieto il girono, Lasso, che se creduto, O dolce nocte, Madonna qual certeca, Afflicti spirti mei, Dentr' al mio cor', Quando nascesti, Amore?, Piove da li occhi, Pur troppo, donna, I vostri acuti dardi, Chi non fa prove, amore, Leit' e madonna et io pur, Con lacrim' et sospir' negando porge, Donna, se fera stella, Ognun si duol' d'amore, Altro non e el mio amor', Madonna io v'amo e taccio, Si suave e l'inghanno, Se ben' li occhi, Cortese alma gentile, Quanta doleca amore, Donna che sete fra le donne belle, La bella donna, Deh, quant' e dolc' amor, Donna leggiadr' et bella, Madonna, per voi ardo, Amor, io sento l'alma, Ultimi mei sospiri

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Compositions ( See Discography.)

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Song NameArrangerComposerArtistRecording TitleFormat
Afflicti spirti meiPhilippe VerdelotAlamireMadrigals For A Tudor King - Verdelot 1 CDMORE DETAILS
Altro non e el mio amor'Philippe VerdelotAlamireMadrigals For A Tudor King - Verdelot 1 CDMORE DETAILS
Amor, io sento l'almaPhilippe VerdelotAlamireMadrigals For A Tudor King - Verdelot 1 CDMORE DETAILS
Beata es virgo/Ave MariaPhilippe VerdelotTallis ScholarsChristmas with The Tallis Scholars 2 CDsMORE DETAILS
Chi non fa prove, amorePhilippe VerdelotAlamireMadrigals For A Tudor King - Verdelot 1 CDMORE DETAILS
Con l'angelico risoPhilippe VerdelotHilliard EnsembleEnglish and Italian Renaissance Madrigals 2 CDsMORE DETAILS
Con l'angelico risoPhilippe VerdelotAlamireMadrigals For A Tudor King - Verdelot 1 CDMORE DETAILS
Con lacrim' et sospir' negando porgePhilippe VerdelotAlamireMadrigals For A Tudor King - Verdelot 1 CDMORE DETAILS
Cortese alma gentilePhilippe VerdelotAlamireMadrigals For A Tudor King - Verdelot 1 CDMORE DETAILS
Deh, quant' e dolc' amorPhilippe VerdelotAlamireMadrigals For A Tudor King - Verdelot 1 CDMORE DETAILS
Dentr' al mio cor'Philippe VerdelotAlamireMadrigals For A Tudor King - Verdelot 1 CDMORE DETAILS
Divini occhi sereniPhilippe VerdelotHilliard EnsembleEnglish and Italian Renaissance Madrigals 2 CDsMORE DETAILS
Donna che sete fra le donne bellePhilippe VerdelotAlamireMadrigals For A Tudor King - Verdelot 1 CDMORE DETAILS
Donna leggiadr' et bellaPhilippe VerdelotAlamireMadrigals For A Tudor King - Verdelot 1 CDMORE DETAILS
Donna, se fera stellaPhilippe VerdelotAlamireMadrigals For A Tudor King - Verdelot 1 CDMORE DETAILS
Dormend' un GiornoPhilippe VerdelotVarious ComposersOxford Book of Italian MadrigalsSongbookMORE DETAILS
Fuggi, fuggi, cor mioPhilippe VerdelotHilliard EnsembleEnglish and Italian Renaissance Madrigals 2 CDsMORE DETAILS
I vostri acuti dardiPhilippe VerdelotAlamireMadrigals For A Tudor King - Verdelot 1 CDMORE DETAILS
Italia MiaPhilippe VerdelotVarious ComposersOxford Book of Italian MadrigalsSongbookMORE DETAILS
Italia mia bench' el parlar'Philippe VerdelotAlamireMadrigals For A Tudor King - Verdelot 1 CDMORE DETAILS
La bella donnaPhilippe VerdelotAlamireMadrigals For A Tudor King - Verdelot 1 CDMORE DETAILS
La GuerrePhilippe VerdelotKing's SingersMadrigal History Tour 1 CDMORE DETAILS
Lasso, che se credutoPhilippe VerdelotAlamireMadrigals For A Tudor King - Verdelot 1 CDMORE DETAILS
Leit' e madonna et io purPhilippe VerdelotAlamireMadrigals For A Tudor King - Verdelot 1 CDMORE DETAILS
Madonna io v'amo e taccioPhilippe VerdelotAlamireMadrigals For A Tudor King - Verdelot 1 CDMORE DETAILS
Madonna qual certecaPhilippe VerdelotAlamireMadrigals For A Tudor King - Verdelot 1 CDMORE DETAILS
Madonna, il tuo bel visoPhilippe VerdelotHilliard EnsembleEnglish and Italian Renaissance Madrigals 2 CDsMORE DETAILS
Madonna, per voi ardoPhilippe VerdelotAlamireMadrigals For A Tudor King - Verdelot 1 CDMORE DETAILS
Nil majus superi videntPhilippe VerdelotAlamireHenry's Music 1 CDMORE DETAILS
O dolce noctePhilippe VerdelotAlamireMadrigals For A Tudor King - Verdelot 1 CDMORE DETAILS
Ognun si duol' d'amorePhilippe VerdelotAlamireMadrigals For A Tudor King - Verdelot 1 CDMORE DETAILS
One smiling summer morning Philippe VerdelotClough-LeighterThe A Cappella SingerSongbookMORE DETAILS
Piove da li occhiPhilippe VerdelotAlamireMadrigals For A Tudor King - Verdelot 1 CDMORE DETAILS
Pur troppo, donnaPhilippe VerdelotAlamireMadrigals For A Tudor King - Verdelot 1 CDMORE DETAILS
Quando nascesti, Amore?Philippe VerdelotAlamireMadrigals For A Tudor King - Verdelot 1 CDMORE DETAILS
Quanta doleca amorePhilippe VerdelotAlamireMadrigals For A Tudor King - Verdelot 1 CDMORE DETAILS
Quanto sia lieto il gironoPhilippe VerdelotAlamireMadrigals For A Tudor King - Verdelot 1 CDMORE DETAILS
Recordare, Domine II. Pars: Exaudi nos, DeusPhilippe VerdelotNotre Dame Glee ClubUnder The Dome 1 CDMORE DETAILS
Se ben' li occhiPhilippe VerdelotAlamireMadrigals For A Tudor King - Verdelot 1 CDMORE DETAILS
Si liet' e grata mortePhilippe VerdelotHilliard EnsembleEnglish and Italian Renaissance Madrigals 2 CDsMORE DETAILS
Si suave e l'inghannoPhilippe VerdelotAlamireMadrigals For A Tudor King - Verdelot 1 CDMORE DETAILS
Ultimi Mei SospiriPhilippe VerdelotKing's SingersMadrigal History Tour 1 CDMORE DETAILS
Ultimi mei sospiriPhilippe VerdelotAlamireMadrigals For A Tudor King - Verdelot 1 CDMORE DETAILS

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