Eight Songs for Samuel Pepys by Cesare Morelli for Bass Voice and Guitar

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  • Instrumentation: Bass Voice and Baroque Guitar
  • Language: English
  • Composer: Morelli, Cesare
  • Editor: Dionysios Kyropoulos
  • Publisher: Green Man Press
  • Copyright Year: 2014
  • Category: Voice with Obligato Instrument
  • Voice Type: Bass
  • Num Pages: 104
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Price: $34.95


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Composer: Cesare Morelli (active 1660-1686)

Cesare Morelli joined the household of Samuel Pepys in 1675 and was with him as a skilled singer and guitarist until he left England in 1682. During this time he composed many songs for Pepys who sang bass.



Eight Songs for Samuel Pepys


Light, Grave and Sacred


Edited by Dionysios Kyropoulos


for bass and guitar


with a transcription of the guitar chords


 The eight songs in the present anthology come from the MS 2591 held in the Pepys Library, at Magdalene College, Cambridge. The manuscript is titled Songs & other Compositions Light, Grave, & Sacred, for a Single VoiceAdjusted to the particular Compass of mine; With a Thorough-Base on ye Ghitarr by Cesare Morelli and is bound with the inscription ‘MVSIC 1693’ on the cover: this appears to be the binding date of the book, for the compositions date from around 1680, with Morelli permanently leaving England in 1682.

 Light - 1. Beauty retire -2. Du bruit et des facheux -3. Amanti fuggite

Grave - 4. The world’s a Bubble -5. It is decreed - 6. To be or not to be

Sacred - 7. The Benediction - 8. The words of the Preacher





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