In perial Sedendo

music: Faenza Codex 117 – In perial sedendo ( Bartolino da Padova: Imperial sedendo fra più stelle )
virginal: Alessio Silvestrin
perfomance: “Costellazione & Asterisma” Istituto Italiano di Cultura, Tokyo 28.11.2014

The Codex Faenza 117 is a musical manuscript of the XV century containing one of the oldest collections of keyboard music, now preserved under the number 117 to the Public Library of Faenza.
In perial sedendo, finds its vocal model in the madrigal Imperial sedendo fra piú stelle by Bartolino da Padova with text by Giovanni da Ravenna, probably written in 1401 in honor of Francesco da Carrara, titled “Captain-General of the Imperial Army” against Gian Galeazzo Visconti, Duke of Milan.