Simone Sorini: voice, gittern
Goffredo Degli Esposti: double flute, shawm, bagpipes
Gabriele Russo: viol, rebec, medieval trumpet
Enea Sorini: voice, percussion
The Italian Trecento (14th century) was the age of Dante, Petrarch and Boccaccio. It saw the rising splendour of the Tuscan cities and the misery of the Black Death. It also saw a musical revolution that would be felt for centuries to come. Micrologus performs famous ballatas, madrigals singing of love, anonymous instrumental dances like the saltarelli and the istampitte, and pieces by great 14th century Florentine composers: such as Gherardello, Lorenzo Masi and Francesco Landini.