Musica Transalpina

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Musica Transalpina. First printed coll. of It. (i.e. transalpine) madrigals with Eng. words, compiled and pubd. in London by Nicholas Yonge in 2 vols., 1588 and 1597 (both It. and Eng. words were given). Had great influence on Eng. composers. Vol.I contained 57 pieces, incl. examples by Marenzio, Palestrina, Byrd, de Lassus, and others; 2nd vol. of 24 pieces incl. Ferrabosco, Marenzio, Venturi, etc.