Carlo Gesualdo


Carlo Gesualdo

1561 - 1613

Carlo Gesualdo da Venosa was Prince of Venosa and Count of Conza. He is best known for composing intensely expressive madrigals and pieces of sacred music. Several operas and pieces of music have been inspired by his work and his life, particularly the jealous murder of his wife and her lover upon discovering their affair.

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Song List

This list is likely to be of songs that have been performed at Oxford International Song Festivals and Oxford Song events, and may not be comprehensive of this composer's compositions. This database is ever growing as a work in progress, with further songs regularly being added.

Jerusalem, surge (1611) Carlo Gesualdo
Plange quasi virgo (1611) Carlo Gesualdo
Sicut Ovis ad Occisionem (1611) Carlo Gesualdo
Tenebrae Responsories for Holy Saturday (1611) Carlo Gesualdo

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