MONTEVERDI, Recitative: Tu se’ morta (You are dead) from Orfeo (Orpheus; 1607) - 2:54 

Listen for the speechlike character of the recitative, and the homophonic texture of the recitative and its basso continuo accompaniment. Notice the effect of word painting on the low tone for abissi (abysses) and the high tone for stelle (stars).

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