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 ?

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!



  • Andrée Côté

    Mrs Wagner, I am interested to buy you “Al fonte, al prato” accompaniment track. Just let me know how I can. I just adore it!


    • ashleywagnerarts

      Hi, Andrée! Please pardon my delay in responding! Thank you for asking about my accompaniment. I’m happy to email it to you, if you could send me your email address (mine is [email protected]). I’ll also send a link to my PayPal account, if you feel like making a donation for it (suggested: $1.50, but you can give what you feel like). Thank you again for your interest!