The King’s Singers are pleased to announce that their latest disc, Il Trionfo di Dori, is now available on physical and digital purchase.
The madrigal, that most polished form of secular choral music, first emerged in Italy in the 1530s, supplanting a rather more unsophisticated repertoire of secular songs. Italian madrigal composers were soon vying with one another to express the meaning of the text as fully as possible through their music. Most madrigals spoke of love and mythology, reflecting the most popular themes of Renaissance culture.
This collection comprises of 29 madrigals by 29 madrigal composers, including many of the most significant Italian musicians of the time such as Giovanni Gabrieli, Felice Anerio and Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina.
The group will be performing this sublime set of madrigals at the launch concert next Monday 13 April in the beautiful theatre of La Fenice of before taking this sumptuous music on to Milan, Turin, Rome, Florence and Genova, with the tour commencing in Conegliano this Saturday 11 April (tickets available from Jungle Records).