Music & Theatre

Accompaniment: Al fonte, al prato (Giulio Caccini)

Today’s #WeeklyWednesday is the accompaniment to Guilio Caccini’s #Renaissance piece “Al fonte, al prato,” first published in his 1614 work “Nuove musiche e nuova maniera di scriverle.”

Here’s a link to a free transcription of the sheet music and to the text for all four verses. Below is my performance of the piece ๐Ÿ˜Š

FYI: I’m a singer, not an accompanist (and certainly not one who can improvise well from figured bass)! I believe I made this accompaniment from a midi file, and it doesn’t have any variation across the four verses (though it traditionally should). I hope it helps you when preparing the piece – and if you’d like to download a copy of my track, just let me know!

Thanks for watching and happy singing!


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