I clearly haven’t listened to enough Monteverdi as I was unaware of this absolutely lovely romp “Zefiro torna,” a 3/4 time vocal duet that swings along like a stag running through the forest until it hits a recitativo; then it picks up again through the end.
I would prescribe this as a highly potent antidote to the current political discourse. Shut off the noise and sooth your senses with this madrigal that has somehow eluded my ears for 384 years. My bad!!