Musica Transalpina

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General Information

Titles:

  • 1588. Musica Transalpina: Madrigals Translated of foure. fiue and sixe Parts, Chosen out of Divers Excelient Authors, with the First and Second part of La Verginella made by Maister Byrd
  • 1597. Musica Transalpina: The Second Booke of Madrigalles, to 5, & 6. Voices; Translated out of Sundrie Italian Authors.

Editor – Compiler: Nicholas Yonge

Description: A series of books containing Italian madrigals, translated into English by Nicholas Yonge.

Publication date and place: 1588 by Thomas Este in London. – Edition 1 Publication date and place: 1597 by Thomas Este in London. – Edition 2

Editions

Edition 11588 – 57 madrigals
Edition 21597 – 24 madrigals

Contents

Edition 1

For 4 voices

For 5 voices

For 6 voices

Edition 2

5 voices

6 voices

Works at CPDL

Edition 1 (1588)

Title Year Composer No. Genre Subgenre Vo. Voices
But as the bird 1588 Alfonso Ferrabosco I 55 Secular Madrigals 6 SAATTB
I saw my lady weeping 1588 Alfonso Ferrabosco I 23 Secular Madrigals 5 SATTB
I was full near my fall 1588 Alfonso Ferrabosco I 54 Secular Madrigals 6 SAATTB
Lady, if you so spite me 1588 Alfonso Ferrabosco I 40 Secular Madrigals 5 SSATB
Le rossignol plaisant et gratieux 1560 Orlando di Lasso 32 Secular Chansons 5 SATTB
Like as from heaven 1588 Alfonso Ferrabosco I 24 Secular Madrigals 5 SATTB
O sweet kiss, full of comfort 1588 Alfonso Ferrabosco I 36 Secular Madrigals 5 SSATB
Rubies and pearls 1588 Alfonso Ferrabosco I 35 Secular Madrigals 5 SSATB
She only doth not feel it 1588 Alfonso Ferrabosco I 49 Secular Madrigals 6 SAATTB
So far from my delight 1588 Alfonso Ferrabosco I 48 Secular Madrigals 6 SAATTB
Sometime my hope 1588 Alfonso Ferrabosco I 37 Secular Madrigals 5 SSATB
Susanna fair whom lying lips 1588 Alfonso Ferrabosco I 20 Secular Madrigals 6 SSATTB
The fair young virgin - But not so soon 1588 William Byrd 44-45 Secular Madrigals 5 SATTB
The nightingale so pleasant and so gay 1588 Alfonso Ferrabosco I 43 Secular Chansons 5 SATTB
These that be certain signs 1588 Alfonso Ferrabosco I 47 Secular Madrigals 6 SSATTB
Thirsis to Cloris pleaded 1588 Alfonso Ferrabosco I 42 Secular Madrigals 5 SATTB

Edition 2 (1597)

No works at CPDL