What are madrigals?

Some articles on madrigals, madrigal:

Stefano Rossetto - Music
... All of his surviving music is vocal, and includes madrigals and motets, some of which were probably intended for performance as intermedii, musical interludes between acts of plays ... Rossetto also composed three books of madrigals, for four, five, and six voices, respectively (all published in Venice in 1560 and 1566), and an ambitious setting of the Lamento d'Olimpia, in ... In his madrigals he uses chromaticism creatively, and he liked to write both madrigals and motets in groups, as did the other Medici composers (such as ...
Cornelis Thymenszoon Padbrué - Works, Editions and Recordings - Publications
... Kusjes (1631), madrigals collection De Kruisbergh (1640), madrigals and motets collection ’t Lof van Jubal, eerste vinder der Musycke (1643), madrigals and motets collection ’t Lof Jubals, tweede boeck (1645 ...
Sebastiano Festa - Music and Influence
... have been securely attributed to Sebastiano Festa four motets and ten madrigals ... Another seven madrigals are considered doubtful ... All of his works are for four voices, and most of the madrigals he published in a single volume in 1526 in Rome, Libro primo de la croce canzoni ...
Perissone Cambio - Music and Influence
... in the early time of development of the Italian madrigal, the period referred to by Alfred Einstein as the "madrigal's age of innocence" ... student Cipriano de Rore, the principal figure in madrigal composition in the 1550s, and whose style marked an extraordinary increase in expressive intensity of the secular vocal form ... a book of villanellas for four voices in 1545, a book of madrigals for four voices in 1547, and two books of madrigals for five voices, in 1545 and 1550 ...
Ippolito Ciera
12 in his first book of madrigals ... of the mass, four motets, and two published collections of madrigals ... Dates of the works range from 1554 to 1561, with the two books of madrigals – the first for four voices, and the second for five – published in 1554 and 1561, respectively ...