|The Realm of Venus
and Sounds of Venice
If you like to listen to music whilst browsing the
internet here are some sound files for your enjoyment. I have recently added to
the collection of midi files of women composers of early music with a couple of
mp3s of ambient sounds from Venice, so do check them out - they are wonderful!
Women composers of early music
Ambient sounds of Venice today
Early Music Women Composers
You can find these and other
early music women composers, and
links to other midi files at Early Women Composers Chronology
Maddelena Casulana (1540-1590)
Stavasi il mio bel Sol (Richard Lee)
Morir non puo il mio cuore (Richard Lee)
Caterina Assandra (1570-1610)
Ave Verum corpus (H.
Ego flos Campi (H. Helstab)
Barbara Strozzi (1619-1664) 4 Madrigals:
Sonetto Proemio dell'opera (H.
Al Battitor di bronzo della sua crudelis
Canto di bella bocca (H. Helstab)
Dialogo in Partenza (H.
Ambient sounds from Venice today
With thanks to Norman Hajjar of VENICEBLOG
who graciously allowed me to present the fruits of his labours to you here in
the form of the following mp3s recorded in Venice.
in the Piazza (8:33 mins)
"This soundscape is of Piazza San Marco just as
the sun rises, a little before 6 AM. The square is almost empty. The microphone
is placed in the dead center, facing the Basilica. Two spazzolini (street
sweepers) methodically broom the paving stones......The recording ends with the
beautiful morning bells from the Campanile, as they have sung for centuries."
Spring Storm (8:06 mins)
"This next recording is
of a rainstorm one warm May evening around midnight, as heard from under the
Ponte Lungo on the quayside of the Canale Della Giudecca, on the island of La