Arranger LEININGER, JIM
Composer GASTOLDI, GIOVANNI
Voicing/Instrument SATB SECULAR A CAPPELLA
Publisher ALLIANCE MUSIC PUBLICATIONS
An eminent Italian composer of the late sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries, Giovanni Giacomo Gastoldi composed two sets of balletti. The pieces, in homophonic, dance-rhythm style were published in a multitude of editions in several countries. They became very popular, especially in England. Several composers, like Thomas Morley, imitated (and possibly even pirated) the words and music of Gastoldi, for their own madrigals and balletts. Amor Vittorioso translates to Love Victorious.