CAVALIERE, Emilio, c.1550-1602

Rappresentazione di Anima et di Corpo

Cavaliere. Rappresentazione di Anima
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Bibliotheca Musica Bononiensis, IV/1. Bologna, 2/1987. 25 x 34 cm, 50, ii pp. Line-cut of the Rome, 1600 edition. In 3 acts with libretto by Agostino Manni with spoken prologue, Rappresentatione di Anima et di Corpo is considered the first orataorio or opera, slightly edging out L'Euridice by Giulio Caccini and Jacopo Peri.  Although all three composers were associated with the Medici court in Florence, the Roman born Cavalieri introduced his work in the Oratory of St. Philip Neri of Santa Maria in Valicella (Rome). Most of the work is in drammatic monodic style with only occasional numbers, choruses for example, with richer scoring. Wrappers.
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