1st: 17th and 18th CENTURYThe organ “pastorale”, a characteristic presence at Christmastime, developed as a genre intended to evoke and imitate the repertoire of the zampogne or Italian bagpipes.
This intentional imitation, evident in the ostinato repetition of short melodic formulas and in the rocking rhythms of a lullaby, is highlighted in the masterful “Capriccio fatto sopra la Pastorale” (from the Toccate d’intavolatura di cimbalo et organo, libro I, Rome 1637) by Girolamo Frescobaldi, the oldest known composition for organ explicitly denoted as a “Pastorale”.
In performing on the organ a repertoire derived from that of shepherds, certain reed registers were created which went by such names as “zampogna” or “cornamusa”; G.B.
Doni documents their use in his Compendio del Trattato de’ Generi e de’ Modi della Musica, published in Rome in 1635.
Though the “pastorale” genre underwent modifications throughout the centuries reflecting changes in musical styles and tastes, it nonetheless remained faithful to the unique characteristics of the original model it set out to imitate: the repertoire of the zampognari.


Disco n.1
Frescobaldi, Girolamo Alessandro
Toccate e partite d'intavolatura di cimbalo et organo, Book 1
  1 - Toccate e partite d'intavolatura di cimbalo et organo, libro primo: Capriccio fatto sopra la Pastorale (3:46)
Merula, Tarquinio
Canzonetta Spirituale sopra alla nanna
  2 - Canzonetta spirituale sopra, "Alla Nanna": Hor ch'e tempo di dormire (6:58)
Pasquini, Bernardo
Introduzione e Pastorale
  3 - Introduzione alla Pastorale (6:11)
Zipoli, Domenico
Sonate d'intavolatura, Book 1
  4 - Sonate d'intavolatura, Book 1: Pastorale in C Major (4:52)
Durante, Ottavio
Arie devote
  5 - Arie devote: Verbum caro factum est (2:37)
Corelli, Arcangelo
Concerto Grosso in G Minor, Op. 6, No. 8, "Christmas Concerto" (arr. T. Billington)
  6 - Concerto Grosso in G Minor, Op. 6, No. 8, "Christmas Concerto": VI. Pastorale ad libitum: Largo (arr. T. Billington) (5:49)
Carcani, Giuseppe
  7 - Pastorale (5:07)
Durante, Ottavio
Arie devote
  8 - Arie devote: Angelus ad Pastores ait (3:25)
Storace, Bernardo
Selva di varie compositioni d'intavolatura
  9 - Selva di varie compositioni d'intavolatura: Passagagli sopra D Major sol re per (14:28)
Aldrovandini, Giuseppe Vincenzo Antonio
  10 - Pastorale (6:40)
Donati, Ignazio
Motetti, Book 1, Op. 7
  11 - Motetti, Book 1, Op. 7: O admirabile commercium (4:16)
Scarlatti, Domenico
Keyboard Sonata in C Major, Kk. 513
  12 - Keyboard Sonata in C Major, K.513/L.S3/P.176 (5:13)
Palmerini, Luigi
Pastorale seconda
  13 - Pastorale seconda (5:53)
  • Composer: AA.VV.
  • Performers: Francesco Tasini, organ · Lia Serafini, soprano
  • Historical Period: Late Baroque
  • Code: TC 690001
  • Edition: Dec 2002
  • Barcode: 8007194102413
  • Set: 1
  • Total tracks: 13
  • Total duration: 01:15:21

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