The links below lead to pages listing individual texts - those included are either texts relating to singers (indentifiable or not) or texts of madrigals appearing on the project CD.  Texts and English translations are provided, together with notes on the texts and any settings; links from those pages will lead to settings.  The translations are not intended to be elegant, rather to reflect as precisely as possible the meaning and the syntactical structure - however tortured - of the original.


Anonymous texts

Ridolfo Arlotti

Orsina Cavaletta

Girolamo Della Casa

Giambattista Guarini

Muzio Manfredi

Tarquinia Molza

Girolamo Parabosco

Francesco Petrarca

Giambattista Pigna

Torquato Tasso

Written by Laurie Stras.

Last updated 28 November, 2001.

The views expressed in this document are those of the author and not those of the University of Southampton.