9/04/13 It’s Baroque!

Figured Bass: the Baroque Rhythm Section
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Jazz Lead Sheet
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Giulio Caccini, 1551-1618:
– Italian composer, teacher, singer, instrumentalist and writer
– Late Renaissance and early Baroque eras
– One of the founders of the genre of opera
– Father of the composer Francesca Caccini.

Amarilli

Amaryllis, my lovely one,
do you not believe, o my heart’s sweet desire,
That you are my love?
Believe it thus: and if fear assails you,
Doubt not its truth.1
Open my breast and see written on my heart:
Amaryllis, Amaryllis, Amaryllis,
Is my beloved.

Guarini
Translation ©Katherine McGuire

Well-Tempered Clavier


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