Find composition details, parts / movement information and albums that contain performances of Amor dormiglione, cantata (“Amor, on AllMusic. Amor dormiglione. By Barbara Strozzi, Constantinople, Suzie LeBlanc. • 1 song, Play on Spotify. 1. Amor dormiglione – Barbara Strozzi, Suzie. i. Non es-ser, non es-ser A-mor dap po. – co. Stra – li, stra. – li fo – co,. -. -. -. -. -. -. -. -. 15 glia-no i gua. – dor. – mi tu. Dor. -. 10 mon le gio ie mie,. Ve. – sù.
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The piece was written for a solo soprano akor a melodic bass instrument. This piece embodies ajor, one of the new innovative styles of the early Baroque period that features an expressive solo melody with a simple chordal accompaniment.
The voice sings over a full octave rage throughout the piece and is accompanied by a simple yet also melodic bass line most likely improvised by the accompanist on a type of lute using the provided figured bass, called basso continuo.
Piece Review: Amor dormiglione
Throughout the piece, the vocal melody is mostly disjunct with its many leaps while the bass line is mostly conjunct as it plays series of chromatic sequences. The bass line is also very supportive of the melody as it ascends and descends with it.
Overall, the piece follows an A-B-A structure and is sectional. What I like about this piece dormigliobe how even though it is in Italian, you can understand that the song is meant to be sort of playful.
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The expressive style of the vocalist and the embellishments that Strozzi wrote make the piece very interesting and enjoyable to listen to as the playful character remains constant throughout the piece. The title translates to Sleepyhead, Cupid, and the lyrics urge Cupid to stop sleeping so he may shoot his arrows of love and stop being lazy.
The turn in the B section shows how increasingly irritated the singer becomes with Cupid with its contrasting meter and melodic features that create great word painting which is apparent in the A sections as well. I think Strozzi does well in pushing the boundaries of her time as the piece has a relatively Renaissance sound to it.
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