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Sonetti Spirituale

$3,680 of $15,000 goal

Raised by 50 people in 6 months
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In June, 2017, Nota Bene viol consort ( http://www.nb-viols.org/ )was joined by guest Julie Jeffrey and a splendid quintet of singers to do a deep dive into Pietro Vinci's 1580 book of sacred madrigals: Sonetti Spirituale, settings of fourteen passionate and ecstatic sonnets by Vittoria Colonna, the quintessential Renaissance Woman.

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The result of our week-long retreat was a multi-media performance of the complete book of madrigals, featuring contemporary artwork and dramatic readings of Colonna's words, both in English and Italian.

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Vinci's publication of these madrigals in Venice coincided with the flourishing of stringed-instrument building in Northern Italy, centered in the city of Brescia. There the Micheli family (know by the name of Zanetto) produced the viola da gamba which became the model for the full set of Renaissance viols - built by Ray Nurse - on which Nota Bene performs. Our sound is further enhanced by a set of matching Renaissance bows by Coen Engelhard, and authentic gut strings by Aquila.

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What began as an exploration of how a set of poems, a set of madrigals, and a set of instruments could give us insights into the aesthetic of a place and time led to the discovery of a gorgeous work of art which has never been recorded. 

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Fourteen madrigal-pairs (28 pieces!), 10 musicians, 2 readers, 1 engineer, and a space to record them in (not to mention airfare and housing). It's a tall order! But we have already secured a $2000 grant and a major pledge of $5000 towards the total of $22,000 we need to get it done.

Will you be a part of making this recording possible?

Everyone who makes a donation of $25 or more will get a copy of the CD when it is complete. We'll send out an email when the time comes!
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We've broken the $2000 mark!

Thanks to everyone who has contributed so far, we're well on the way to seeing this project all the way to fruition!

Please keep sharing our link with other folks who you think would enjoy hearing this music recorded.

THANK YOU!

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Donors of $100 to the Sonetti Spirituali fundraiser can choose from two new publications as a thank-you from Nota Bene: Ramie Targoff's new book "Renaissance Woman: The Life of Vittoria Colonna" or Sarah Mead's upcoming performing edition of the first volume of the Vinci madrigals!
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New rewards for your donations have now been posted! If you've already given, THANK YOU! Your donation counts for one of these rewards. If you'd like to increase your donation, we'll reward you for your total gift.

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Some of our donors have wondered how we'll know their contact information so we can send CD's to all who gave $25 or more. Don't worry! GoFundMe will provide us with a spreadsheet at the end of the fundraiser, and we'll email ALL of you to let you know how to claim your CD.
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