Girolamo Frescobaldi: Complete Works

The following list is excerpted from Wikipedia:

Keyboard music

  • Il primo libro delle fantasie a quattro (Milan, 1608): 12 fantasies
  • Toccate e partite d’intavolatura di cimbalo, libro primo (Rome, 1615): 12 toccatas, 4 partitas, 4 correntes (revised in 1637 with additions)
  • Recercari et canzoni franzese fatte sopra diverse oblighi in partitura, libro primo (Rome, 1615): 10 ricercars, 5 canzonas
  • Il primo libro di capricci fatti sopra diversi soggetti et arie in partitura (Rome, 1624): 12 capriccios
  • Il secondo libro di toccate, canzone, versi d’hinni, Magnificat, gagliarde, correnti et altre partite d’intavolatura di cembalo et organo (Rome, 1627): 11 toccatas, 6 canzonas, 4 hymns, 3 Magnificats, 5 galliards, 6 correntes and 4 partitas (revised in 1637)
  • Fiori musicali di diverse compositioni, toccate, kyrie, canzoni, capricci, e recercari, in partitura (Venice, 1635): 3 organ masses, 2 capriccios

A single posthumous print consisting entirely of unpublished music:

  • Canzoni alla francese in partitura, [libro quarto] (Venice, 1645): 11 canzonas

Frescobaldi’s works also appeared in the Nova instructio pro pulsandis organis, spinettis, manuchordiis series of prints in the 1670s.

Manuscript sources for Frescobaldi’s keyboard music include the following:

  • D-Mbs 12 canzonas
  • F-Pn rés.Vm7 675: 2 capriccios, 1 trio, 1 fantasia
  • Fioretti di Frescobaldi, GB-Lbl Add.40080: 11 canzonas, 1 toccata. This manuscript is in the hand of Nicolò Borbone, Frescobaldi’s assistant and engraver for the two books of toccatas.
  • Lbl Add.36661: 3 toccatas, 2 canzonas
  • I-RAc Classense 545: 2 capriccios, 1 canzona, 1 verset

And finally, the so-called Chigi manuscripts include one (Rvat Chigi Q.IV) which is partly an autograph source and contains numerous works, including a number of unique copies (as well as a number of pieces with insecure attribution to Frescobaldi).
Other instrumental music

  • 3 canzonas a 4, 5, and 8 (1608)
  • In partitura, il primo libro delle canzoni a 1–4, bc, per sonare con ogni sorte di stromenti (Rome, 1628): 38 ensemble canzonas, edited by . Two different editions appeared in 1628, one with 3 new works; a 1634 Venice print (Canzoni da sonare) contains 28 pieces, removing some of the old works and adding 10 new ones.

Vocal music

  • Il primo libro de’ madrigali (Antwerp, 1608): 19 madrigals for 5 voices
  • Liber secundus diversarum modulationum (Rome, 1627): 32 motets
  • Primo libro d’arie musicali per cantarsi (Florence, 1630): 23 arias for 1–3 voices and basso continuo
  • Secondo libro d’arie musicali per cantarsi (Florence, 1630): 20 arias for 1–3 voices and basso continuo

Additionally, a few pieces were published in anthologies:

  • Peccavi super numerum, motet for 3 voices and basso continuo (1616)
  • Angelus ad pastores, motet for 3 voices and basso continuo (1618)
  • Alla gloria alli honori, aria for 2 voices and basso continuo (1621)
  • Ego sum panis vivus, motet for 3 voices and basso continuo (1621)
  • O bell’occhi che guerrieri, aria for voice and basso continuo (1621)
  • Era l’anima mia, aria for 2 voices and basso continuo (1622)
  • Jesu rex admirabilis, motet for 4 voices and basso continuo (1625)

Two polychoral masses are attributed to Frescobaldi by some scholars, but the attribution remains controversial:

    • Missa sopra l’aria della monica
    • Missa sopra l’aria di Fiorenza

—Excerpted from Wikipedia

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