30 Italian Songs and Arias

Works of the 17th and 18th Centuries

Various / Roger Nichols
Anthology, CD - Medium-High Voice


Italian songs and arias of the 17th and 18th century have for many years been essential repertoire for anyone learning to sing. But this music is principally known in romantic adaptations which the original composers would barely recognize.

This new collection of 30 songs and arias (based on the "standard" 24, together with other pieces in the Italian style) recreates the clearer and cleaner-and easier to play accompaniment style of the 17th and 18th centuries. In addition to authentic editions of the music, the book contains invaluable information which will help singers interpret and perform this repertoire:

  • word-by-word translations (Italian-English) of the English singing translations
  • IPA transliterations of the Italian text
  • historical notes about each song

A CD containing recordings of the piano accompaniments is included with the book.


  • Giulio Caccini: Amarilli, mia bella
  • Claudio Monteverdi: Lasciatemi morire
  • Marco da Gagliano: Valliprofonde
  • Sigismondo d'India: Torn ail sereno Zefiro
  • Giacomo Carissimi: Vittoria, mio core; Crudo amore
  • BarbaraStrozzi: L'amante bugiardo; La vendetta
  • Giovanni Legrenzi: Che fiero costume
  • Giuseppe Torelli: Tu los sai
  • AlessandroScarlatti: Già il sole dal Gange; O cessate di piagarmi; Sento nel core; Le violette; Se Florinda è fedele
  • Antonio Lotti: Purdicesti, bocca bella; Padre, addio
  • Giovanni Bononcini: Non posso disperar; Per la Gloria d'adorarvi
  • Antonio Caldara: Sebben,crudele; Alma del core; Come raggio di sol
  • Francesco Durante: Vergin, tutt'amor; Danza, danza, fanciulla
  • Francesco Conti:Quella fiamma
  • Anonymous: Nina
  • Christoph Willibald von Gluck: O del mio dolce ardor
  • Tommaso Giordani: Caro mioben
  • Giovanni Paisiello: Nel cor più non mi sen to
  • Alessandro Parisotto: Se tu m'ami

Additional Information

Item Number: EP7743A
Format: Sheet Music
Format: 232 x 303 mm
Instrumentation: medium-high voice-Pf (&CD)
Language: Italian, English


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