The Italian Istampitte of the 14th Century in the Codex “London, BL additional 29987”During the Middle Ages, vocal and instrumental dance forms coexisted. The former were tied to poetic models whose very names implied the notion of movement, such as the ballata (from ballare, to dance), the virelai (from virer, to turn), or the rondeau or rondello (from rond, “round”). During the 14th century, these forms lost their practical purpose of accompanying dances, and developed into genres intended to be sung. Instrumental dance forms, on the other hand, though often cited in literary works were, except in rare cases, neglected in musical treatises. Forms such as the saltarelli, the istampitte and the ductie continued to exist as dances, but they simultaneously laid the groundwork for the development and liberation of instrumental music in the centuries to come.


Disco n.1
Ghaetta [14th Century, Italy]
  1 - Ghaetta [Italian, 14th Century] (5:45)
Saltarello No. 4, "Chominciamento di gioia" [14th Century, Italy]
  2 - Saltarello No. 4, "Chominciamento di gioia" [Italian, 14th Century] (2:41)
In Pro
  3 - In Pro [Italian, 14th Century] (6:06)
Parlamento (LEMS 8016)
  4 - Parlamento [Italian, 14th Century] (3:25)
La Manfredina - La Rotta della Manfredina
  5 - La Manfredina - La Rotta della Manfredina [Italian, 14th Century] (4:04)
Chominciamento di Gioia
  6 - Chominciamento di Gioia [Italian, 14th Century] (4:33)
Principio di virtu
  7 - Principio di virtu [Italian, 14th Century] (8:45)
Saltarello III
  8 - Saltarello III [Italian, 14th Century] (2:37)
Tre fontane [Italian 14th Century]
  9 - Tre fontane [Italian, 14th Century] (6:22)
  10 - Trotto [Italian, 14th Century] (1:22)
Isabella (LEMS 8016)
  11 - Isabella [Italian, 14th Century] (6:42)
Lamento di Tristano - La rotta
  12 - Lamento di Tristano - La rotta [Italian, 14th Century] (3:10)
Saltarello I
  13 - Saltarello I [Italian, 14th Century] (4:26)
Saltarello II
  14 - Saltarello II [Italian, 14th Century] (1:48)
  15 - Belicha [Italian, 14th Century] (6:47)
  • Composer: ANONIMI
  • Performers: Ensemble Chominciamento di gioia – Elisabetta Di Filippo, salterio, tamburo militare, tamburo a cornice , sonagli, naccari, tammorre ; Olga Ercoli: arpa, arpa doppia , tamburo militare , sonagli; Luigi Lupo: flauto traverso, flauti dritti; Luigi Polsini: viella , liuto, ribeca, tamburo a cornice , corno bovino; Gianfranco Russo: viella , tammorre
  • Historical Period: Middle Ages
  • Code: TC 300001
  • Edition: 2003
  • Barcode: 8007194102277
  • Set: 1
  • Total tracks: 15
  • Total duration: 01:08:33

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