Composer Michelangelo Rossi: A "Diligent Fantasy Maker" in Seventeenth-Century Rome

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Table of Contents

Preface to the Garland Edition
Editorial Procedure
I Introduction 3
II Rossi and Rome 7
III The Madrigals and Toccatas: Preliminary Observations 37
IV The Madrigals: Description and Analysis 43
V The Toccatas: Sources and Characteristics 93
VI Points on Performance and Expression
The Declamatory Style 107
Unequal Notes 115
Tempo Fluctuation 119
VII North European Manuscripts of Rossi Toccatas: The Copyist as Composer 127
VllI Composing in a Temperament 163
IX Pitch and Temperament 175
X Conclusion 187
Madrigal Transcriptions
'Per non mi dir' 191
'O prodighi di fiamme' 197
'Langue al vostro languir' 203
'Mentre d'ampia voragine' 209
'E cosi pur languendo' 217
'Alma afflitta' 224
Musical Examples 228
Figures 246
Bibliography a. Printed Works 255
Bibliography b. Manuscripts 264
Index 267
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