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Donizetti's Songs written in the bass clef
(Meridien CDE 84183)

This CD was originally part funded by the Donizetti Society and features:-

     Ian Caddy: bass-baritone

     Melvyn Tan: ortepiano

     Anthony Halstead: natural horn

     Sebastian Comberti: classical cello

Please note that some sound quality has been sacrificed to enable the loading of the extracts below in a reasonable time.

The songs are discussed in a companion booklet: Donizetti's Songs written in the bass clef by John Stewart Allitt, Iris Dell'Acqua, Sally Thomas, Ian Caddy available from Caddy Publishing as are scores of some of the songs, including the cantata Canto d'Ugolino.

The song list is:-

Italian
Canto d'Ugolino (cantata). Listen here for part of the opening
L'amor funesto (cello obbligato). Listen here for part of the opening
Trovatore in caricatura
Spirto di Dio
Viva il matrimonio (cavatina buffa)
 
French
Le renégat
Noé - scene du Déluge  (adapted from the opera). Listen here for part of the opening
Le départ pour la chasse (horn obbligato)
Un cœur pour abri
La hart (chant diabolique). Listen here for part of the song.

To order or for more details, please contact the treasurer, Alan Jackson, treasurer@donizettisociety.com. The price is £10 for Donizetti Society members, £15 for non members and includes postage and packing worldwide.







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