This edition is designed to meet the needs of both the scholar and the performer. It contains the complete music of all fourteen compositions as in Monteverdi's original print, plus the psalm 'Lauda Jerusalem' and the two Magnificats in a choice of pitches. Also provided are a continuo realization, notes on performance, Gregorian antiphons for the feasts of the Virgin, and examples of typical early seventeenth-century embellishments. Complete performing material is available on hire, and a Critical Commentary is available for sale from the OUP Hire Library.
Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643)Edited by Jeffrey Kurtzman
"The new edition has useful examples of early 16th-century vocal ornamentation, suggestions on period and modern instrumental requirements, and a welcome and articulate commentary on the business of continuo realisation." - Early Music Today, Aug 99