25Aug22: Completed work on the Bottegari Lute Book, except for #129: “Tre leggiadre ninfe”, where I have not yet figured out the text underlay. These are all quite simple pieces. The lute part is not challenging, the melodies simple, but the words are enchanting. One in particular, #111: “Sciacchier’ è diventato lo mio core” describes how Love is playing chess with his heart and using each piece to undo him.

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