From the intermedii from La Pellegrina, for the wedding of Christina of Lorraine and Ferdinando I de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany, 1589. Text by Rinuccini.
Translation: Rejoice ye mortal multitudes, Rejoice in gifts such as these, And with the sounds of joyous singing End your toil so wearisome.
Thanks to my late professor Ted Anderson for introducing me to this beautiful music. Your knowledge and enthusiasm continue to inspire me, and I will always think of you when I perform music from this time and place. Rest in peace.