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From What Part of the Heaven by Philippe de Monte

This beautiful madrigal was published in the 1588 anthology of madrigals ‘Musica Transalpina’ – meaning music that has crossed the alps – these popular Italian pieces were translated to be sung more easily by English people. Enjoy the staggering scenery shot by Oliver Payne (dronecreate.com) while you listen.


Behind the scenes – first rehearsal post-lockdown

We were very excited to be singing together again in real life again and not through the internet! We spent our first post-lockdown rehearsal exploring some of the repertoire we’d like to record on our next album – music by Ingegneri, Giaches de Wert and Cipriano de Rore.


Online Concert – Tears of a Lover

Join Fieri for an online concert recorded live at the West Cork Music Festival in 2019.

The sensuous harmony and heart-wrenching poetry of the Italian Renaissance, groundbreaking in its time, continues to ensnare the imaginations of composers and performers today. In Tears of a Lover, Fieri explores the theme of love’s torments from a 21st-century perspective, through the work of the great composer Claudio Monteverdi, and through The Turn, a reflection on Monteverdi’s famous Lamento d’Arianna by contemporary composer Benjamin Rowarth.

Programme notes and translations can be downloaded here.

Programme:
Cipriano de Rore (1515-1565)
Da le belle contrade d’oriente
Marc’Antonio Ingegneri (1547-1592)
Io non hebbi giammai
Dolorosi martir
Giaches de Wert (-1596)
Io mi vivea del mio languir contento
Luca Marenzio (1553-1599)
O Fortuna volubil e leggiera
Benedetto Pallavicino (1551-1601)
Cruda Amarilli
Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643)/ Benjamin Rowarth (1992-)
Lamento d’Arianna / The Turn


In Every Place I Find My Grief by Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina

This beautiful madrigal was published in the 1588 anthology of madrigals ‘Musica Transalpina’ – meaning music that has crossed the alps – these popular Italian pieces were translated to be sung more easily by English people. We recorded a selection of these for our ‘Unknown Traveller’ album.

Enjoy the staggering scenery shot by Oliver Payne (dronecreate.com) while you listen.

The ideas explored in these videos of music, meditation, and journeying are also central to the SongPath project, which aims to improve mental health through creative and restorative connection to the environment. If these ideas resonate with you, we highly recommend exploring their website, which you can find by clicking here.


Live full concert with Camerata Øresund

Download programme notes here

Pour yourself a glass of wine and join Fieri for this lively concert of Monteverdi. Filmed in July 2019 at the West Cork music festival in collaboration with the vivacious Danish ensemble Camerata Øresund, the programme features the vocal music of Monteverdi along with Marini and Castello.

Programme:
00:26 Biagio Marini – Sonata sopra la Monica
04:47 Monteverdi – Tempro la cetra
12:28 Monteverdi – A quest’olmo
19:34 Monteverdi – Interotte speranze
23:45 Monteverdi – O come sei gentile
27:36 Marini – Passacaglia
30:41 Monteverdi – Augellin
38:32 Monteverdi – Chiome d’oro, bel thesoro
42:05 Monteverdi – Al lume delle stelle
46:53 Dario Castello – Sonata decima
54:54 Monteverdi – Tirsi e Clori


What is our Life, by Orlando Gibbons


Warm ups