This album features music by composers known to Leonardo from his time in Florence, where he studied music with Antonio Squarcialupi, the organist at Santa Maria del Fiori, the Florence cathedral. Squarcialupi owned an important manuscript of early Italian music, and works from this are included here. Also featured is music by Dufay, Squarcialupi s successful contemporary, and sacred and secular pieces that could be heard in Florence at the turn of the 1500s.
Music should be called none other than the sister of painting . . . it is the shaping of the invisible. Leonardo da Vinci
1 Anonymous Estampie Royale The Renaissance Consort 2 Anonymous La Manfredina The Renaissance Consort 3 Guillaume Dufay (about 140074) Quel fronte signorille The Hilliard Ensemble 4 Anonymous Saltarello The Renaissance Consort 5 Anonymous Ductia II The Renaissance Consort 6 Giachetto de Mantova (14831559) Dum vastos fl uctus Adriae Magdala directed by David Skinner 7 Francesco Landini (1325/3597) Lasso di donna Martin Souter 8 Anonymous Amoroso The Renaissance Consort 9 Anonymous (early 1400s) Douce speranche The Hilliard Ensemble 10 Anonymous Ductia I The Renaissance Consort 11 Philippe Verdelot (about 1480/85 before 1552) Congregati sunt Magdala directed by David Skinner 12 Francesco Landini Amor con fede seguito Martin Souter 13 Anonymous Lamento Michelene Wandor 14 Bartolino da Padova (active 13751405) Qualle lece move Martin Souter 15 Guillaume Dufay Ma belle dame souveraine The Hilliard Ensemble 16 Anonymous Angelus ad Virginem The Renaissance Consort 17 Anonymous Saltarello II The Renaissance Consort