Volume 9 (2003) No. 1

John Walter Hill

Beyond Isomorphism toward a Better Theory of Recitative

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Plutone: “Ond’è cotanto ardire” from Euridice, speech sound tracing and musical setting by Peri

Plutone: Ond’è cotanto ardire,  
  Whence is such daring?  
  Ch’avanti al di fatale  
  Who, before his fatal day,  
  Scenda a’ miei bassi regni un uom mortale?  
  descends to my lower realms a mortal man?  


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