Monteverdi's Songs of Heartbreak & Passion

Monday, December 5, 2022 - 7:00pm

Collegium Musicum Presents

Monteverdi's Songs of Heartbreak & Passion

Monday, December 5th at 7pm in St. Paul's Chapel

Free and open to the public. No ticket required.

Collegium Musicum, Columbia’s early music choral ensemble, will be presenting Monteverdi’s Songs of Heartbreak & Passion this Monday, December 5th 2022 at St. Paul’s Chapel on campus.

This concert will consist of works from Claudio Monteverdi’s (1567 - 1643) 4th, 5th, & 8th book of madrigals, highlighting works portraying unrequited love. The selections from the 5th and 8th book will be accompanied by a chamber ensemble of instrumentalists. 

Il quarto libro de madrigali a cinque voci (1603) 
The Fourth Book of Madrigals for Five Voices

I . Ah, dolente partita (Giovanni Battista Guarini 1538-1612)
“Oh, sorrowful parting”

IV. Sfogava con le stelle (Ottavio Rinuccini 1562-1621
“Crying to the stars”

XI. A un giro sol de belli occhi (Guarini)
“At a single glance of those beautiful bright eyes”

XVI. Si ch’io vorrei morire (Maurizio Moro 15??-16??)
“Yes, I wish to die”

Il quinto libro de madrigali a cinque voci (1605)
The Fifth Book of Madrigals for Five Voices

I . Cruda Amarilli (Guarini) - performed by featured ensemble
“Cruel Amaryllis”

XVII. T’amo mia vita (Guarini)
“I love you, my life”

Madrigali guerrieri et amorosi: Ottavo libro di madrigali (1638)
Madrigals of War & Love: Eighth Book of Madrigals

Lamento della ninfa (Rinuccini)
“Lament of the Nymph”

VII. Ardo, avvampo, mi struggo ardo: accorrete 
“I burn, I blaze, I burn myself through passion: hurry”