Blog reader Martin Morell wrote me to share his website, The Italian Madrigal Resource Center at ItalianMadrigal.com. The site has free and downloadable scores, texts, and translations of hundreds of Italian madrigals, many of which you won’t find at the big public-domain choral literature sites like CPDL. (Free registration is required to download materials from ItalianMadrigal.com.) In addition, the site includes background information and links to resources about Italian madrigals, as well as advice on how to assemble your own madrigal group. Martin also adds:
[ItalianMadrigals.com] offers downloadable texts and translations of some 250 Italian madrigals; moreover, in cases where a contemporary (i.e., 16th/17th c.) English translation exists, that version is generally included as well.
Martin, thanks for sharing your outstanding site!