Isabella Leonarda

Dulcis amor

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This long motet - in six contrasting sections - is taken from Leonard's fourth book of motets, published in Bologna in 1690.
Most of the setting is syllabic, but there are several flourishes - including quite a lot of demisemiquavers!
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This long motet - in six contrasting sections - is taken from Leonard's fourth book of motets, published in Bologna in 1690.
Most of the setting is syllabic, but there are several flourishes - including quite a lot of demisemiquavers!
Edited by Dennis Collins.
8pp.
Scoring: Soprano, continuo.
PLEASE NOTE: This edition does not include a continuo realization.
If you require one, please tick the box. Remember, it may take a week to produce a continuo part.

Venite laetantes

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Taken from her third book, dated 1687, this motet is described as suitable for sopranos or tenor, though the line "I am the life of hearts,
I am sweet Mary" suggests that the tenor Leonarda had in mind might also have been a woman... The piece is neither as extensive nor as demanding
as "Dulcis amor", but singers will particularly enjoy the gently rolling triple time sections that open and close the piece.
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Taken from her third book, dated 1687, this motet is described as suitable for sopranos or tenor, though the line "I am the life of hearts,
I am sweet Mary" suggests that the tenor Leonarda had in mind might also have been a woman... The piece is neither as extensive nor as demanding
as "Dulcis amor", but singers will particularly enjoy the gently rolling triple time sections that open and close the piece.
Edited by Dennis Collins.
8pp.
Scoring: Soprano (or Tenor), continuo.
PLEASE NOTE: This edition does not include a continuo realization.
If you require one, please tick the box. Remember, it may take a week to produce a continuo part.