Critical Edition

A-R Editions: Curtio Precipitato et altri capricii 1638

Tarquinio Merula (1595–1665) was an innovative composer of keyboard, string, and vocal music, as well as a virtuoso organist, choirmaster, and violinist. Merula’s Curtio precipitato et altri capricii (1638) contains virtuosic, lyrical compositions for voice and continuo, ranging in tone from deep piety to playful irreverence. The volume of sixteen songs is transcribed here in its entirety, along with texts and translations, biographical information about Merula, and a discussion of his vocal music.

Individual Scores for Purchase

Merula: Su la cetra amorosa

Aria for soprano or tenor set on a ciaccona bass line.

From Madrigali et altre musiche  concertante, 1633 

8 pages

Dufay: Ave maris stella

Three part polyphony interspersed with plainchant. Strophic.

1 page

Traditional: Deck the Hall, SSA arrangement

Three part version for women's chorus with optional descant. Priced for a choir of up to 10 voices. If your choir is larger, please use the honor system and purchase a copy for each 10 copies you'll be using.

3 pages

Original round: Water (Rama's Lament)

A four part canon with secular lyrics and alternative sacred ones (suitable as an Alleluia or Amen)

1 page

All scores emailed after purchase.

Transcriptions from any facsimile into modern notation, key transpositions and arrangements upon request.

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