Salmi Cantici ed Inni Cristiani del conte Luigi Tadini posti in musica popolare dai maistri Giuseppe Gazzaniga e Stefano Pavesi. Opera preceduta da alcune considerazione sulla Musica e sulla Poesia. Crema, Antonio Ronna, 1818.
First Edition. Folio (350 x 245 mm), pp. 60, , 25 engraved music, title-page dampstained, in the original red paper boards, flat spine gilt in compartments and lettered in gilt, with attractive red and green patterned endpapers.
A delightful volume of verse psalms and hymns printed in the small city of Crema, near to Milan. An elegant production, with wide margins, the text is followed by the musical score for each of the psalms and hymns, with music by the popular composers Giuseppe Gazzaniga (1743-1818), musical director of Crema Cathedral and Stefano Pavesi (1779-1850), another local Crema composer, mainly of operas. Tadini prefaces the volume with an essay on music and poetry (pp. 3-23), printed in two columns. Poet and musician, Luigi Tadini created a centre of the arts in his beautiful Palazzo Tadini in Lovere, on the shores of Lake Iseo. It still thrives today as the Accademia Tadini, with a music school and prestigious Tadini International Music Competition.
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