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Monica (Aria con variazioni)

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Uploaded by: yolar (11/18/20)
Composer: Storace, Bernardo
Sample Producer: Pipeloops
Sample Set: Collon organ Erloeserkirche Muenster
Software: Hauptwerk V
Genre: Baroque
Bernardo Storace (fl. 1664) was an Italian composer. Almost nothing is known about his life; his only surviving collection of music contains numerous variation sets and represents a transitory stage between the time of Girolamo Frescobaldi and that of Bernardo Pasquini.  

I recorded a set of variations on the 'Monica'. Monica was a tune popular in Italy, Germany, France, the Low Countries and England from the 16th century to the 18th. The title stems from the text that was associated with the melody in Italy 'Madre non mi far monaca'. It tells the story of a young girl forced to become a nun, a recurring theme in much Italian folk literature from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance. This tune has also been used for the well-known hymn 'Von Gott will ich nicht lassen'.

The used registration of each variation:
00:00 Prima Parte
HW: Bourdon 16' (octave higher)
00:59 Secunda Parte
HW: Principal 16' (octave higher)
01:57 Terza Parte
NW: Offenflöte 8' EW: Unda maris 8'
02:55 Quarta Parte
HW: Copel 8' NW: Flageolet 2' HW-NW
03:48 Quinta Parte
HW: Flöte 4'
04:40 Sesta Parte
NW: Offenflöte 8', Principal 4', Mixtur III
05:31 Settima Parte
NW: Flageolet 2' + Nachtigall
06:13 Ottava Parte
NW: Offenflöte 8', Principal 4', Flageolet 2', Terz 1 3/5' EW: Quintade 8', Salicional 8'

The sheet music is in the attachments.
Performance: Live
Recorded in: Stereo
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