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Two Gentlemen of Verona - The Music of the 14th Century Vol. 1

Two Gentlemen of Verona is an anthology of recordings of the secular music of medieval France and Italy. This volume contains works by Jacopo da Bologna and Giovanni da Firenze.

The Music of the 14th Century Vol. 1.

Jacopo da Bologna and Giovanni da Firenze are the most prolific representatives of the first known generation of Italian polyphonic composition. These works were written under the patronage of the della Scala family in Verona and the Visconti family in Milan, and exemplify the "sweetness and intricacy" of their melodies.


Ensemble of the Fourteenth Century

The Ensemble of the Fourteenth Century is a collective of specialist singers and instrumentalists brought together for the Fourteenth Century Recording Project. The ensemble was initially formed around the leading Australian mediaeval ensemble La Romanesca, which was expanded to provide the varied instrumental and vocal combinations required by the repertoire.

Press quotes

“The performances have a fine flow and an impressive clarity ... it has opened my ears ...”

— Clifford Bartlett, Early Music News, UK

“a satisfying mixture of scholarly research and musical inspiration ... is of particularly good value and worth a listen by the general collector.”

— Sammy Breve, Australian Music Teacher Magazine

Audio preview

Track Listing

  1. Sì come al canto (3 part version) Jacopo da Bologna 2:52
  2. Sì come al canto (2 part version) Jacopo da Bologna 2:56
  3. Fenice fu' Jacopo da Bologna 2:17
  4. In su bei fiori Jacopo da Bologna 2:21
  5. Giunge 'l bel tempo de la primavera Jacopo da Bologna 3:26
  6. Aquila altera - Uccel di dio - Creatura gentile Jacopo da Bologna 2:37
  7. O in Italia felice Liguria Jacopo da Bologna 2:23
  8. Osselletto silvagio (3 part caccia) Jacopo da Bologna 2:52
  9. Osselletto silvagio (2 part madrigal) Jacopo da Bologna 4:04
  10. Lux purpurata - Diligite iustitiam - Tenor Jacopo da Bologna 2:27
  11. O cieco mondo Jacopo da Bologna 3:22
  12. Sotto l'imperio del possente prince Jacopo da Bologna 3:29
  13. Più no mi curo Giovanni da Firenze 3:52
  14. O perlaro gentil Giovanni da Firenze 3:02
  15. Per larghi prati Giovanni da Firenze 2:55
  16. Nascoso el viso (Rossi 215) Giovanni da Firenze 3:36
  17. Nascoso el viso (Panciatichi 26) Giovanni da Firenze 2:57
  18. Agnel son bianco Giovanni da Firenze 3:00
  19. O tu cara scienza Giovanni da Firenze 5:51
  20. Fra mille corvi Giovanni da Firenze 2:24
  21. La bella stella Giovanni da Firenze 5:35
  22. De' come dolcemente Giovanni da Firenze 2:29


Where to buy

Two Gentlemen of Verona - The Music of the 14th Century Vol. 1 is available for download from the iTunes Music Store.
It's available for streaming through Apple Music.

Two Gentlemen of Verona - The Music of the 14th Century Vol. 1 is available as as CD. It can be purchased online through Buywell Music or the Australian Music Centre which both offer secure online ordering.

Move CDs can be ordered through music retailers across Australia including Readings.

Product details

List price
$25.00 AUD
Total playing time
70 minutes 47 seconds
John Griffiths
Martin Wright
Martin Wright
Trinity College Chapel
Thanks to
Australian Research Council
La Trobe University
University of Melbourne
Release date
© 1987 The University of Melbourne, La Trobe University
℗ 1987 Move Records
Early music, Vocal
Catalogue number
MD 3091
Alternate catalogue number
EAN 9314574309126