Tuesday, 23 December 2008

Notes and References

Introduction:

1. Burney published an edited version of his journals under the title of:

BURNEY, Charles. THE PRESENT STATE OF MUSIC IN FRANCE AND ITALY: or,
The Journal of a Tour through those Countries, undertaken to collect Materials for A
General History of Music. London: Printed for T. Becket and Co. in the Strand, 1771.

Two years later he published a further revised copy:

‘The Present State of Music in France and Italy -or- The Journal of a Tour through
those countries, undertaken to collect Materials for A General History of Music, by
Charles Burney. London, Printed for T. Becket and Co. Strand; J. Robson, New Bond
Street and G. Robinson, Paternoster-Row, 1773. (2nd edition corrected).

In 1959 a transcription of Burney’s journal including unpublished material was
published which gives much more information.

SCHOLES Percy A. ‘An Eighteenth-Century Musical Tour In France And Italy -
Being Dr. Charles Burney's Account Of His Musical Experiences As It Appears In His
Published Volume With Which Are Incorporated His Travel Experiences According To
His Original Intention’,- London - Oxford University Press, 1959

2 BURNEY -Present state P.7

3 SCHOLES – ‘An Eighteenth Century Musical Tour..’ p 208

4. BURNEY - Present State p. 299

5. BURNEY -Present state p. 274

6. SCHOLES – ‘An Eighteenth Century Musical Tour p.294

The Manuscripts

7 Diözensanbibliothek Münster RISM Siglum D-Mü

8 There are 16 works by Reggio but only 15 are autograph. A setting of the ‘Tantum
Ergo’ (SANT Hs 3381) is in another hand.

9 SANT Hs - 3514

10 SANT Hs - 3378

The Noble Family Reggio (Principi di Campofiorito e Aci Catena)

11 ‘Della Sicilia nobile’ Francesco Maria Emanuele e Gaetai, Marchesi di Villabianca
(1754): (Palermo 1754-59 plus Appendices 1775 & 1897).

12 I am indebted for information from the private research of a direct descendant, Franco
Reggio d’Aci.

13 There appears to be two spellings of the family name; Reggio and Riggio. The spelling of
Riggio seems to be used in Sicilian sources although both spellings are used
simultaneously. The family home of Luigi in Aci Catena is referred to as the Palazzo
Riggio. For the purposes of this paper I have standardized on the use of the spelling
Reggio.

14 RISM Sigla I-PLn

15 Il rè Mesa. Azione sacra da cantarsi nella chiesa del venerabile monastero di S. Niccolo
l'Arena di questa chiarissima, e fedelissima città di Catania per la solennità del S.
Chiodo consecrata al revendissimo padre d. Idelfonzo Arezzi abate de'monasterj di S.
Maria di Licodia, e di S. Niccolo l'Arena. Musica del signor d. Antonino Reggio dei principi
di Campofiorito

16 This information has been supplied by Dott. Mario Patanè, a Sicilian researcher into
the Noble Family Reggio:
'Antonino Francesco Domenico Felice Carmine Riggio (o Reggio) è nato ad AciCatena
da Gioacchino e da Isabella Giorni il giorno 8 gennaio 1725. Fu battezzato il giorno
seguente nella Chiesa di Maria SS. della Catena e il padrino fu
D.Andrea Riggio Barone di Melinventre e Principe della Catena.(Il libro dei Battesimi
della Chiesa Matrice di Aci Catena)

The date is confirmed in a publication: ‘Memorie Storiche del Comune di Aci Catena pel
Canon Salvatore Bella – 1892 p.125

17 ‘Catalogo della musica existante presso Fortunato Santini in Roma nel palazz de
principi Odescalchi incontro la chiesa de SS XII Apostoli’ - Rome 1820

18 SANT Hs – 3381

Reggio the Monsignor:

19 RISM Siglum I-Fn

20 Private library of Giancarlo Ristirolla - Rome Ms MUS 338 (now in the Biblioteca
Nazionale di Firenze (Dipartimento di Musica)).

21 SANT Hs 3383

22 The Astalli family were a Roman noble family. At the beginning of the 17th century the
papal state entrusted the government of the Commune of Sambuci to the “noble
family of Astalli". That they govern the small country for approximately 150 years
and bestowed on the family the title of Marchesi. The distinguished Cardinal Camillo
Astalli, bishop of Catania from 1661 until his death in 1663(25), and his brother Tiberio
lived in Sambuci in the first half of the 17th century. Improvements and interesting
architectural works were commissioned. The direct line of the family died out in the
second half of the 18th century. (Dizionario di Erudizione Storica-Ecclesiastica, Venezia,
Tipgrafia Emiliana 1857, G. Moroni vol LXX, pp222-223) The Astalli are mentioned in
the list of famous Roman families (Storia delle famiglie Romane by Theodor Amayden
reviewed in the XIXth century by CarloAugusto Bernini).

23 ‘Lettera del Cav. Gio. Gherardo De-Rossi ad un Amico sulla morte della celebre Maria
Pizzelli – Roma 26 Settembre 1807’ – published in’ Nuovo giornale dei letterati ‘
Published by Tipografia della societa letteraria, 1808 p.70

24 ‘ Un salotto romano del Settecento “Maria Pizzelli”’ – Luigi Rava – Edito a cura della
Fondazione Marco Besso in Roma – 1926

25 De-ROSSI p.70

26 BURNEY - Present State p.274

27 SANT Hs-3387-3391

28 SANT Hs-3392

Reggio’s Works

29 ‘Biblioteca storica e letteraria di Sicilia. (1874)’. Palermo: L.P. Lauriel.

30 Private correspondence with Professor Rostirolla

31 SANT Hs-3387 to 3391

32 SANT Hs- 3392

The Scarlatti Sonatas

33 SANT Hs-3964 to 3968

34 See RISM catalogue ‘RISM Series A/II: Music Manuscripts after 1600’

35 SANT Hs- – 3964/3967

36 SCHOLES p,208

37 SANT Hs –3967

38 'Domenico Scarlatti - Man of Music'- Malcolm Boyd _ Weidenfeld and Nicholson - 1986

39 ‘The Keyboard Sonatas of Domenico Scarlatti: A re-evaluation of the present state of
knowledge in the light of Sources’ - J Sheveloff PhD Dissertation Bradeis University
1970.

40 Sheveloff p. 53. He gives a fuller explanation on p 230. Sheveloff identifies two major
scribes of the Münster mss. Reggio can be identified as scribe ‘M2’.

41 ‘El compositor Josep Pons i el llenguatge Musical per a la litúrgia de l’
ordinarium:“Misa a 4 y a 8 con oboes, violines y Trompas Sobre la antífona ecce
sacerdos magnus” (1786)’. Ramón Ramírez i Beneyto Universitat De Valencia 2005
Note 45 on p.47refers to:
“Folla Real que en celebridad de los años de la Majestad de la reina Isabela nuestra
señora se ha de cantar [en casa] del excelentísimo Sr. Príncipe de Campoflorido,’








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