What is in the Passaggi Library?
Version 1.0 - January 2020
The Passaggi library is an evolving resource for teachers, students, professionals and amateurs. New materials are being added all the time, so be sure to reload your app every now and then to be able to access new tracks. Passaggi is also a platform, designed for others to use. If you have a project that would benefit from the flexible playback options that the Passaggi Player offers, please get in touch with Helen using the contact page. Passaggi is for the early music community, and we are always looking for content ideas to build this resource.
G.B. Bovicelli, Regole (1594) Companion tracks to the 8 ornamented madrigals and motets from Giovanni Battista Bovicelli's Regole, passagi di musica, madrigali et moretti passeggiati (Venice, 1594), edited by Gawain Glenton and Oliver Webber. F SE
Miscellaneous Madrigals and Motets: Hits of the 16th Century Here you will find some popular madrigals and motets with multiple surviving sets of diminutions that are not yet found elsewhere in our catalogue. They are given at pitch, and in appropriate alla bassa transpositions at both 4' and 8' pitch.
Ascending and Descending Intervals Use these tracks with all your favourite treatises! We'll be adding to these albums over the coming months to provide more transpositions and harmonisations to help you practice ornaments on ascending and descending intervals. Look out for our instructional video on using Passaggi with ornaments by Spadi, coming out this autumn.
J.J. Quantz, Of Extempore Variations on Simple Intervals This album provides harpsichord realisations of the patterns Quantz gives in Chapter 13 of his 1752 treatise Versuch einer Anweisung die Flöte traversiere zu spielen. Tracks are numbered according to the original German edition. The musical examples from this editions can be found here, and a late-18th century English translation of Chapter 13 can be found here. These tracks are recorded in Valotti.
Cadenze diverse Harmonised cadences from selected diminution manuals. First up is three cadences from Bovicelli, with more options, and more keys, coming soon.
Giovanni Bassano, Bass and Bassetto Diminutions Companion tracks to the bass and bassetto solo diminutions by Giovanni Bassano, edited by David Yacus. SE
Diego Ortiz, Madrigals and Ostinati from Trattado da Glossas Backing tracks for the nine Recercata, plus Doulce Memoir and O Felici from Ortiz's 1553 publication. I F
Practice Drones Two albums of practice drones, one for high instruments and one for low instruments. Tracks consist of open 5ths a minute long, which can then be looped.
Improvising on a Ground: A Guide for Complete Beginners Passamezzo Antico, Bergamasca, Greensleeves, John come kiss me, Pachelbel's Cannon and Romanesca grounds in a selection of keys. Complements Improvising on a Ground for Complete Beginners and More Grounds for Complete Beginners available as FREE PDF downloads from the Septenary catalogue. SE
Descending Tetrachords Transcriptions of these patterns can be found in More Grounds for Complete Beginners (see above).
The Carlo G MS Organ accompaniments to numbers 1-24 of Elam Rotem's edition of the Carlo G manuscript. Includes alternative endings. F I
Girolamo Dalla Casa, Il vero modo (1584) FORTHCOMING! The Passaggi edition of Dalla Casa's seminal text is in the pipeline and will include specially designed tracks for the methodical memorisation and practice of ornamentation patterns. This album is being used by the recorder class at Royal Birmingham Conservatoire for a class project. The rest of the tracks will be uploaded in the Spring.
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