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Wedding in Florence of Cosimo I de' Medici and Eleanora of Toledo. (Florence: 1539)
Described in
Apparato et feste nelle nozze dello illustrissimo signor duca di Firenze [et] della duchessa sua consorte, con le sue stanze, madriali, comedia, [et] intermedij, in quelle recitati. (Florence, 1539)
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  Title_page
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  Section The text is in the form of a letter to Giovanni Bandini, the ambassador of the Duke of Florence at the imperial court.
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  Entry Of Eleanora of Toledo into Pisa.
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  Entry Into Florence.
Procession
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  Triumphal_Arch At the entry to the city. Figures of Victory, Fame, Pallas.
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  Gate The Porta della Citta. Female figures representing Spain, Mexico, Peru, Germany, Italy and Africa; Neptune on a chariot.
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  Procession
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  Statue By Tribolo. Giovanni de' Medici on horseback.
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  Palace The Medici palace
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  Loggia
Banquet
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  Music
Intermezzo A muscial intermezzo with Apollo and a choir of muses, each bearing two instruments, Flora and five nymphs, Pisa, Volterra, Cortona and Pistoia all singing "canzonette" written by Giovanni Battista Gelli.
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  Music Verses sung by Apollo and the Muses.
Poem The text of the "canzonette", written by Giovanni Battista Gelli.
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  Music Musical intermezzo with words by Giovanni Batista Strozzi, introducing the performance of Landi's Il Commodo.
Intermezzo Sung by the figure of Dawn.
Banquet
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  Theatrical_Performance Antonio Landi's Il Commodo.
Play Text of Landi's Il Commodo.
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  Music Played by musicians dressed as bacchantes.
Intermezzo The figure of Night, a finale to the performance of Il Commodo.
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  List Of the instruments played in this final intermezzo.
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  Fireworks
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  Imprint
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Festival details

Festival:
Wedding in Florence of Cosimo I de' Medici and Eleanora of Toledo.

Date:
1539

City:
Florence

Participants:
Cosimo I de' Medici (1519-1574), Grand Duke of Tuscany
Eleanora (Eleonor) of Toledo (1519-1562), m. Cosimo I Grand Duke of Tuscany

Dynasty:
Medici

Performers/artisans:
Landi, Antonio (Dramatist)
Gelli, Giambattista (Poet)
Strozzi, Giovambattista (Poet)
Corteccia, Francesco (Composer)
Festa, Costanzo (Composer)
Rampollini, Matteo (Composer)
Masaconi, Giovanni Pietro (Composer)
Moschini, Baccio (Composer)
Book details

Title:
Apparato et feste nelle nozze dello illustrissimo signor duca di Firenze [et] della duchessa sua consorte, con le sue stanze, madriali, comedia, [et] intermedij, in quelle recitati.

Alternative title:
Il Commodo, comedia di Antonio Landi.

Names:
Giambullari, Pier Francesco (Author)
Landi, Antonio (Author)
Giunta, Benedetto (Printer)

Published:
Florence, 1539

Shelfmark:
1071.h.1.(1-2)

Dedicated to:
Bandini, Giovanni, Ambassador of the Duke of Florence to Charles V.

Format:
171, [1] pp. 8ยบ

References:
Giambullari's account is translated in Andrew C. Minor and Bonner Mitchell, A Renaissance Entertainment: Festivities for the Marriage of Cosimo I, Duke of Florence, in 1539 (University of Missouri Press: Columbia Missouri, 1968). This book provides a very useful account of the festivities, along with the text of the musical entertainments. Watanabe No. 1165

Notes:
The text of Landi's Il Commodo is printed in full in Giambullari's account.
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