Claudio Monteverdi

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Monteverdi, a key figure in the transition between the Renaissance and Baroque eras, was largely a vocal composer.
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Composition Highlights

Title Year Avg. Duration Genre
La favola d'Orfeo, opera, SV 318 1607 Opera
Vespro della beata vergine, for chorus & instruments, SV 206 1610 Choral
L'incoronazione di Poppea, opera in 3 acts, SV 308 1642 Opera
Madrigals, Book 8 (Madrigali guerrieri, et amorosi), for 1,2,3,4 & 6 voices, SV 146-167 1638 Choral
Il ritorno d'Ulisse in patria, opera in 3 acts, SV 325 1640 Opera
Combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda, dramatic cantata (from Book 8), SV 153 1638 Opera Vocal Music
Lamento d'Arianna, madrigal in 4 sections for 5 voices (from Book 6), SV 107 1614 Choral Vocal Music
Ballo delle ingrate, semi-dramatic ballet (from Book 8), SV 167 1638 Ballet Vocal Music
Beatus Vir (I), motet for 6 voices, 2 violins, 3 violas/trombones and continuo (from Seva morale e spirituale), SV 268 1630 Choral
Madrigals, Book 7, for 1,2,3,4 & 6 voices, SV 117-145 1619 Choral Vocal Music
Selva morale e spirituale, mass & motets, SV 252-288 1640 Choral
Madrigals, Book 6, for 5 voices, SV 107-116 1614 Choral Vocal Music
Madrigals, Book 5, for 5 voices, SV 94-106 1605 Choral Vocal Music
Madrigals (& canzonettas), Book 9, for 2 & 3 voices, SV 168-178 1651 Choral Vocal Music
Lamento Della Ninfa, madrigal in 3 sections for 1-4 voices (from Book 8), SV 163 1638 Choral Vocal Music
Madrigals, Book 4, for 5 voices, SV 75-93 1603 Choral Vocal Music
Madrigals, Book 3, for 5 voices, SV 60-74 1592 Choral Vocal Music
Work(s) Miscellaneous (Classical)
Lamento d'Arianna, for voice & continuo ("Lasciatemi morire"), SV 22 1608 Vocal Music
Scherzi musicali a tre voci, arias & madrigals for 3 voices, SV 230-245 1607 Choral
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