Gesualdo - Tu Piangi O Filli Mia, madrigal for Trombone Quintet
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Tu Piangi, O Filli Mia (pub. 1613) is a secular madrigal written by Carlo Gesualdo da Venosa (1560-1613) for 5 voices (SAATB). This piece shows the harmonic modernism and text painting commonly seen in Gesualdo’s music to stunning effect. This arrangement by Dr. William Combs sets the piece for trombone quintet and would also work well in a large ensemble setting.
The highest part has the option to be performed on tenor or alto trombone. Clefs used in this arrangement are ATBBB or TTBBB.
This short piece has intense rubato sections with extremely modern dissonances for the time, juxtaposed with exuberant sections of highly technical flourishes. For moderately advanced players.