Monteverdi’s Chiome d’Oro
Duo score, violin and cello parts.
This vibrant, happy madrigal in C major has delightful interplay between the two instruments. The recording above is of the cello duet version – the violin and cello duet is very similar. Chiome d’Oro means Golden Head of Hair and this is one of Monteverdi’s erotic madrigals, with the words praising the physical attractiveness of women and their effect on men. Enjoy!