Thursday 29 June 2006

Small World

Reading a new book about Monteverdi's operas, I discovered that Alessandro Striggio who wrote the libretto to Orfeo was the son of composer Alessandro Striggio (senior). The very composer whose 40 part motet Ecce Beatam Lucem probably inspired Tallis to write his own 40 part motet. I love such fascinating co-incidences.

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