Il pastor fido

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Giovanni Battista Guarini's play in verse (Venice 1590) was a source of inspiration for numerous composers, among them Giaches de Wert, Claudio Monteverdi, Sigismondo d'India, Alessandro Grandi, Tarquinio Merula, Philippe de Monte, Heinrich Schütz and G. F. Handel's HWV 8 in 1712. Monteverdi's Madrigale libro V has several sequences, including Ecco Silvio (IV ix), Ah, dolente partita! (III iii), Quel augelin (I i), Ch'i t'ami (III iii)…

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