Renaissance on Cipri Organ of S. Martino in Bologna
The music of this record, ten, intend to be an excursus in the Italian Renaissance through the most significant musical forms by the greatest organ composers. We have, therefore, ricercares, hymn and Magnificat verses, toccatas, canzonas and capriccios. Because of the special relationship between Bologna and Spain (this is the city where Charles the 5th wanted to crowned as emperor in 1519), also two Spanish pieces were included, that is a tiento, the Spanish version of the ricercare, and some glosas, variations that might very well been considered, as practical purpose, hymn verses and will be performed in this way, in alternation with voices. One of the 18th century additions makes it possible to perform these Spanish pages. The first three pieces in the program, Recerchare di maça in bologna, Recerchare di Jacobo fogliano da modena, Rechercada di Jacobo fogliano da modena, belonging to a manuscript intavolatura found in the Archive of the Parish Church of Castell'Arquato, Piacenza, are an uncontroversial evidence that even before the year 1542, when Cipri built the San Martino organ, a real organ ricercare was already existing.