chapter  6
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“Non è sì denso velo”: Hidden and Forbidden Practice in Wert’s Ottavo libro de madrigali a cinque voci (Venice: Gardano, 1586)

I am grateful to the participants at the Eros and Euterpe conference, and to Craig Monson and Tim Carter for their comments on a previous version of this essay. As ever, my most particular thanks go to the members of Musica Secreta-past, present, and of blessed memory-whose collective contribution to my understanding of this repertory in performance has been beyond value.