Il bianco e dolce cigno

Composer: Jacque Arcadelt
Editor: Ko Matsushita


Editor’s note:

This is a new look at one of the master piece of Renaissance period, “Il bianco e dolce cigno” (The white and sweet swan) by Jacques (Jacob) Arcadelt. I have examined this work from a new perspective and edited it.

One of the most famous madrigales of all time, it boasts a very sophisticated style, elegant and beautiful in its appearance. It also rhetorizes the world of the poem with a masterful rhetoric.

I hope this new edition will be enjoyed by many choirs and ensembles.

Printed score and digital score are prepared. Please choose one below.


(Due to the pandemic of COVID-19, the shipping of printed score to outside of Japan is suspended. Your understanding is appreciated.)



Composer: Jacque Arcadelt
Editor: Ko Matsushita
Parts: SATB
Accompaniment: a cappella
Language: Italian
Performance duration: 1’50”
Pages: 8