Bicinium No.2 (Vecchi, Orfeo)
Free public domain sheet music from IMSLP / Petrucci Music Library
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Scores and Parts
Dallas: Hawthorne Early Music, 2013.
This typeset wrongly attributes these to Orazio Vecchi, whose dates are 1550-1605, but the source says Orfeo Vecchi whose dates are c.1551-1603.
|Work Title||Bicinium No.2|
|Key||G Mixolydian mode|
|First Publication||1598 in Il primo libro della musica a due voci (no.22)|
|Composer Time Period||Renaissance|
|Instrumentation||2 instruments (canto (G2 clef), tenore (C2 clef))|
- Though bicinium was an appropriate word to describe music like this from this time, it appears nowhere on the manuscript in Gastoldi's collection.
- Though the second part is called "tenore", the C2 clef is a clef most often used by mezzo-soprano range, occasionally alto.