Canzona Music Recordings

The canzona is a musical form that can be traced to the 15th century Italy. In the beginning it was a monodic style, similar to the frotolla or strambotto. Later, and under the influence of the Franco-Flemish chanson, the canzona developed into its most enduring form. Canzonas are light and simple pieces, written for either soloists or groups, and characterized by their rhythmic aspect. During the 16th century many transcriptions were made for keyboard and stringed instruments, developing the canzona into an instrumental genre.

Title Composer Instrument Period Ratings
Canzon à 2 Nicolaus à Kempis Open Instrumentation Baroque
Canzon per sonar primi toni a 8, Ch. 170 Giovanni Gabrieli Open Instrumentation Renaissance
Canzon per sonar primi toni a 10, Ch. 176 Giovanni Gabrieli Open Instrumentation Renaissance
Canzon per sonar septimi toni a 8, Ch. 172 Giovanni Gabrieli Open Instrumentation Renaissance
Canzon Prima Girolamo Frescobaldi Open Instrumentation Baroque
Canzon quarta, F 8.05c Girolamo Frescobaldi Open Instrumentation Baroque
Canzon trigesimaterza à 8 Tiburtio Massaino Chamber group Renaissance
Canzon und Capriccio über das Henner und Hannergeschreÿ Alessandro Poglietti Organ Baroque
Canzon V Florentio Maschera Open Instrumentation Renaissance
Canzona in F major Amante Franzoni Open Instrumentation Baroque
Canzona 'La Fina' Giovanni Cavaccio Open Instrumentation Renaissance
Canzona 'La Foresta' Giovanni Cavaccio Organ Renaissance
Canzonetta, BuxWV 225 Dietrich Buxtehude Organ Baroque
Canzoni, Book I Girolamo Frescobaldi Open Instrumentation Baroque
La Cortese Claudio Merulo Organ Renaissance
La Gonzaga (Canzon francese) Amante Franzoni Organ Baroque
La Leonora Claudio Merulo Organ Renaissance
Now is the Month of Maying Thomas Morley Open Instrumentation Renaissance