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Mus. History 4

Girolamo Mei Florentine scholar who edited several Greek dramas
Vincenzo Galilei Theorist and composer and father of Galileo
Jacopo Peri Involved in early opera Part of Camerata
Giulio Caccini early opera. Part of Camerata
Monody 1. An accompanied song 2. the musical texture of solo singing accompanied by one or more instruments
Aria Any section of Italian strophic poem for a solo singer
Solo madrigal Through composed setting of a non-strophic poem for solo voice with accompaniment, distinguished from an aria and from a madrigal for several voices
Le nouve musiche Book of songs - solo voice w/continuo, published in 1602
Emilio de'Cavalieri In charge of theater, art and music @ the Florentine ducal court
Rappresentatione di Anima et di Corpo Cavalieri's musical morality play
Recitative style type of vocal singing that approaches speech and follows the natural rhythms of the text
Sinfonia Term for an abstract ensemble piece, esp. one that serves as an intro to a vocal work
Ritornello Instrumental introduction or interlude / like a refrain in an aria
Libretto Literary text for an opera or the musical stage work.
Created by: kerysaford