Volume 9 (2003) No. 1

John Walter Hill

Beyond Isomorphism toward a Better Theory of Recitative

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Orfeo: “Dhe, dhe, se scintill’ancora” from Euridice, speech sound tracing and musical setting by Peri


Alas, alas, if even a spark of that ardor still burns in your breast,




hear, my life, hear the laments and mourning




of your dear Orfeo, from his innermost heart




Weep at my lament, shades of the Inferno.



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