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Gram piant' a gli ochi, greve dolgli' al core

Three-voice ballata by Francesco Landini


Florence: Biblioteca Medicea-Laurenziana, Palatino 87 (Squarcialupi Codex), fol. 133v (3/2); Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale, Magliabechiano VII 1078, fol. 36 (text); Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale, Panciatichiano 26, fol. 26 (3/2);
London: British Library, Additional 29987, fol. 28v-29 (3/2);
Padua: Biblioteca Universitaria 684, number 2 (3/2);
Paris: Bibliothèque Nationale, fonds italien 568, fol. 67v-68 (3/2); Bibliothèque Nationale, fonds nouv. acq. français 6771 (Reina Codex), fol. 34v (3/2).


1. The Manuscript London, British Museum Add. 29987, facsimile edition by Gilbert Reaney, [n.p.]: American Institute of Musicology, 1965. Musicological Studies and Documents 13, (Lo).
2. WILKINS, Nigel. Music in the Age of Chaucer, Cambridge: D. S. Brewer, 1979. Chaucer Studies I, p. 64.
3. Il codice musicale Panciatichi 26 della Biblioteca Nazionale di Firenze, facsimile edition by F. Alberto Gallo, Florence: Leo S. Olschki Editore, 1981, no. 49 (FP).
4. Il Codice Squarcialupi edited by F. Alberto GALLO, Lucca: Libreria Musicale Italiana, 1992.


1. LUDWIG, Friedrich. 'Musik des Mittelalters in der badischen Kunsthalle Karlsruhe', Zeitschrift für Musikwissenschaft, V (1922-1923), p. 459.
2. BESSELER, Heinrich. Die Musik des Mittelalters und der Renaissance, Potsdam: Akademische Verlagsgesellschaft Athenaion, 1931.
3. The Works of Francesco Landini, edited by Leonard Ellinwood, Cambridge/Massachusetts: The Mediaeval Academy of America, 1939, p. 222.
4. Examples of Music Before 1400, edited by Harold Gleason, Rochester, New York: Eastman School of Music Series, 1942, p. 104 (Fl87).
5. A zenetörténet antologiaja, edited by Denes Bartha, Budapest: Magyar Korus, 1948, p. 24a.
6. Der Squarcialupi-Codex Pal. 87 der Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana zu Florenz, edited by Johannes Wolf and H. Albrecht, Lippstadt: Kistner and Siegel, 1955, p. 224.
7. The Works of Francesco Landini, edited by Leo Schrade, Monaco: Editions de L'Oiseau-Lyre, 1958. Polyphonic Music of the Fourteenth Century IV, p. 128.
8. Omnibus Music Scores. Vol. I. Earliest Music Through the Works of Beethoven, edited by William J. Starr and George F. Devine, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: Prentice-Hall, 1964, p. 24.
9. Schirmer Scores: A Repertory of Western Music, edited by Joscelyn Godwin, New York: Schirmer Books, 1975, p. 20.
10. GOZZI, Marco. [London, British Library 29987: Transcription and Commentary], 2 vols., dissertation, Cremona, Scuola di paleografica musicale, University of Pavia: 1984-1985.
11. GARFORTH, Constance C. The Lo Manuscript: A Trecento Collection, Ph.D. dissertation, Northwestern University: 1983.
12. Francesco Landini. 2 Ballate for 3 Voices or Instruments, edited by Bernard Thomas, London Pro Musica, 1987. Early Music Library 101.

Text Editions

1. CORSI, Giuseppe. Rimatori del Trecento, Turin: Unione tipografica editrice torinese, 1969, p. 1069.
2. CORSI, Giuseppe. Poesie musicali del Trecento, Bologna: Commissione per i testi di lingua, 1970, p. 179.


1. CASINI, T. Studì di poesia antica, Città di Castello: S. Lappi, 1913.
2. LUDWIG, F. 'Die geistliche nichtliturgische, weltliche einstimmige und die mehrstimmige Musik des Mittelalters bis zum Anfang des 15. Jahrhunderts', Handbuch der Musikgeschichte, edited by G. Adler, vol. I, Frankfurt am Main: Frankfurter Verlag, 1924, p. 279.
3. HAAS, Robert. Aufführungspraxis der Musik, Potsdam: Akademische Verlagsgesellschaft Athenaion, 1931, pp. 96-97.
4. ELLINWOOD, Leonard. 'Francesco Landini and his music', Musical Quarterly, XXII (1936), p. 204.
5. LI GOTTI, Ettore. La poesia musicale italiana del secolo XIV, Palermo: Palumbo, 1944, p. 82.
6. BONACCORSI, Alfredo. 'Un nuovo codice dell' Ars nova: Il codice Lucchese', Atti della Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei, Ser. 8, I/12 (1948), p. 558.
7. FISCHER, Kurt von. 'Les compositions à trois voix chez les compositeurs du Trecento', L'Ars nova italiana del Trecento I: Certaldo 1959, 1962, p. 30.
8. WILKINS, Nigel. Music in the Age of Chaucer, Cambridge: D. S. Brewer, 1979. Chaucer Studies I, p. 63.
9. STINSON, John. 'The Trecento Vielle and its repertoire', Festschrift Jan Sedivka, Hobart: Tasmanian Conservatorium of Music, 1982, pp. 54-75.
10. GALLO, F. Alberto. 'The musical and literary tradition of 14th century poetry set to music', Musik und Text in der Mehrstimmigkeit des 14. und 15. Jahrhunderts, edited by U. Günther and L. Finscher, Kassel: Bärenreiter: 1984, pp. 55-76.
11. YUDKIN, Jeremy. Music in Medieval Europe, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: Prentice Hall, 1989, pp. 542-545.
12. FISCHER, Kurt von. 'Text underlay in Landini's ballate for three voices', Current Musicology, 45-47 (1990), p. 181.


1. [Landini], Hortus Musicus, directed by Andres Moustonen: Chant du Monde LDX 78.666 (FRA).
2. Dances of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, Zurich Ricercare Ensemble, Lionel Rogg (chamber organ, harps, directed by Michel Piguet, Rene Clemencic: Harmonia Mundi HMU 2472(2) (FRA).
3. Music of the Time of Boccaccio's Decameron, Musica Reservata, directed by John Beckett: Philips 802904.
4. Music of the Renaissance, Collegium Musicum Krefeld, directed by Robert Haas: Vox PL 8120.
5. Squarcialupi-Codex: Madrigals and Cacce from the Codex of Antonio Squarcialupi, Brussels Pro Musica Antiqua, directed by Safford Cape (1953): Archiv ARC 3003.
6. Recorder Music of Six Centuries, Musicians' Workshop Recorder Consort (1953): Classic Editions CE 1018.
7. Anthologie Sonore, vol. 63, H. Guermant (S), F. Anspach (T), viol, harp, recorder, Marcu (1953): Anthologie Sonore AS 63.
8. Early Music in Italy, France and Burgundy, Early Music Studio, directed by Thomas Binkley (1965): Telefunken 6.41068 AS (SAWT 9466).
9. Ballades, Rondeaux & Virelais from the 14th and 15th Centuries, Ancient Instrument Ensemble of Zurich, directed by Austin Miskell (1967): Odyssey 32 16 0178.
10. Francesco Landini 1325 - 1397, Early Music Studio, directed by Thomas Binkley (1973): EMI-Reflexe 1CO63-30-113 (GER).
11. Das Fest des Pierbaldo (Le Festin de Pierbaldo) nach dem Sonettenkranz "Mundus Pacidus" des Simon d'Orvieto, Les Ménestrels - Wiener Ensemble für alte Musik (1973): Musical Heritage Society MHS 3289.
12. A Tapestry of Music for the Black Prince and His Knights, St. George's Canzona, directed by John Sothcott (1978): Enigma K53571 (GB).
13. Pastime with Good Company, Ars Nova, directed by Bevan Leviston (1980): Bonn Recording Enterprises BRE-033 (AUS).
14. O cieco mondo. Die italienischen lauda. The Italian Lauda. c.1400 - 1700, Huelgas Ensemble, directed by Paul van Nevel (1989): Deutsche Harmonia Mundi RD 77865.

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