Musica Omnia presents the première recording of Giovanni Felice Sances’ complete arias for solo voice from 1636, performed here by Bud Roach as they would have been commonly heard in the 17th century: with the singer accompanying himself on the Baroque guitar. Trained in Rome at the Collegium Germanicum, Sances found success in Venice, where much of his secular music was written. The height of his fame there was the publication by Vincenti of his fourth book of cantatas, arias, canzonettas, and ariettas. As was usual for such collections, it includes a chart for “alfabeto” notation for the strummed Spanish guitar.
Composer: Giovanni Felice Sances
Performing artists: Bud Roach
October 15, 2014