(TBB choir a cappella) Composed by Giovanni Giacomo Gastoldi. Edited by Jim Leininger. Octavo. Alliance Music Publications #AMP 0784. Published by Alliance Music Publications (AN.AMP-0784).
Item Number: AN.AMP-0784
Come all ye well armed soldiers I am Love invincible the just archer Follow me bravely without fear all together in unity.
All who resist you seem menacing foes, But are defenseless against one whose aim is true. Armed with strength and courage, dispel all fear, be clever in battle.
An eminent Italian composer of the late sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries,Giovanni Giacomo Gastoldi originated the ballet to with the publication of hisBallet ti acinque vociin 1591. These pieces in homophonic, dance-rhythm style were published in amultitude of editions in several countries. They became very popular especially in Englandwhere such composers as Thomas Morley imitated (and even pirated) the words and musicfor their own madrigals and ballets. J.L.