Italian Madrigals on Tablet: The Marenzio Online Digital Edition (MODE)

The Music Department, the Center for Italian Studies, and the Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, present the digital edition of the secular music of Luca Marenzio (1553-1559), one of the most important composers of the European Renaissance who set to music poetry by Petrarch, Tasso, Bembo, Sannazaro, and others.


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Under development by an international team of scholars from the US and Europe, MODE is changing music scholarship by introducing a new model for generating and disseminating modern editions of traditional Western musical repertoires that integrates musical philology and digital technology.


Mauro Calcagno, Associate Professor of Music and Italian Studies - The Marenzio Project
Giuseppe Gerbino, Associate Professor of Music History, Columbia University - Music Philology in the Digital Age
Laurent Pugin, Répertoire International des Sources Musicales, Switzerland - Studying and Performing Music with Online Digital Music Edition


The event will include a music performance by the Penn Madrigal Singers,

Lily Kass (leader)

Maria Murphy

Susanne Bratt

Tristan Pare-Morin

Charlie Shrader


A light reception will follow.

25 February 2015
5:00 pm
Class of 1978 Pavilion, Kislak Center of Van Pelt Library, 6th floor - 3420 Walnut St.