Saturday, January 28, 2012

The Decameron - First Day, Op. 200


OP. 200 THE DECAMERON - FIRST DAY (January 28, 2012)
100 Novels for Voices and Instruments

PROEM / FIRST DAY / Introduction
Novel I. Ser Ciappelletto Cheats a Holy Friar
Novel II. Abraham Sees the Depravity of the Clergy
Novel III. Melchizedek, with the Story of Three Rings,
     Escapes a Perilous Snare Set by Saladin
Novel IV. A Monk, Lapsing into Sin,
     Justly Censures the Same Fault in his Abbot,
     and thus Escapes Penalty
Novel V. The Marchioness of Monferrato,
     by a Banquet of Hens Seasoned with Wit,
     Checks the Mad Passion of the King of France
Novel VI. A Worthy Man, by an Apt Saying,
     Puts to Shame the Hypocrisy of a Friar Minor
Novel VII. Bergamino, with a Story of Primasso and the Abbot of Cluny,
     Censures a Sudden Avarice in Messer Cane della Scala
Novel VIII. Guglielmo Borsiere, by a Neat Retort,
     Sharply Censures Avarice in Messer Ermino de' Grimaldi
Novel IX. The Censure of a Gascon Lady Converts the King of Cyprus
     from a Churlish to an Honorable Temper
Novel X.  Master Alberto da Bologna Honourably Puts to Shame a Lady
     Who Sought Occasion to Put Him to Shame in that
     He Was in Love with Her
   
        Recording:

            THE DECAMERON (Complete Works, Volume 91)
            New Music Publications and Recordings / Mus21stc - NM 1202)


Performances:

     Fresh Voices XII: Not Shy and Retiring, April 14, 2014
          Goat Hall Productions, Community Music Center,
          San Francisco, CA

     Fresh Voices XIII: Mischief and Mayhem, July 5-6, 2013
          Goat Hall Productions, Community Music Center,
          San Francisco, CA

Recording:

     THE DECAMERON (Complete Works, Volume 91)