Il primo libro de  madrigali, 5vv (Venice, 1582); ed. in PIISM, Monumenti, ii (1942)
Il quarto libro de  madrigali, 5vv (Venice, 2/1609) [1st edn. lost]; ed. in PIISM, Monumenti, ii (1942)
Il quinto libro de’  madrigali, 5vv (Naples, 1603), ed. in Girolamo Frescobaldi Opere Complete, v (Milan, 1996), 102
Il sesto libro de  madrigali, 5vv (Naples, 1607) [incl. 2 villanellas]
Il settimo libro de  madrigali, 5vv (Naples, 1608)
Il primo libro de  madrigali, 4vv (Naples, 1613, inc., repr. 1621 with bc) ed. in Pompilio [incl. 2 previously pubd in Alessandro di Costanzo: Il primo libro de’ madrigali, 4vv, Naples, 1604, 2/1616]
L’ottavo libro de  madrigali, 5vv, ed. F. Archilei (Rome, 1618)
Madrigal, 6vv, 1585;
Madrigal, 5vv, S. Felis: Il primo libro de madrigali, 5vv (Venice, 2/1585, lost);
2 madrigals, 5vv, S. Felis: Il quinto libro de madrigali, 5vv (Venice, 1583, lost);
4 villanellas, 3vv, 15745, 15746, ed. in PIISM, Antologie, i (1941);
Ricercare, 2vv, 159019;
Spiritual canzonetta, 2vv, I-BRq, inc.
Responsorii di Natale e di Settimana Santa, 4vv (Naples, 1607, inc., repr. 16227 with bc)
Sacrae Hebdomadae responsoria, 5vv, bc (Rome, 1622)
Psalm, 4vv, in Salmi delle compieta, ed. M. Magnetta (Naples, 1620)
The fifth book is only the second collection to use a sizable number of texts by Marino: seven pieces are settings of him. The four-voice madrigals published in 1613 were probably composed much earlier; two of them appeared in 1604 in a book of madrigals by Alessandro di Costanzo (this edition is lost but a later one, RISM 161613, is extant). Nenna’s last three books share several stylistic features: they are less chromatic and dissonant than the earlier books; text declamation is quicker and repetition commoner than in contemporary Neapolitan madrigals; there is more frequent counterpointing of two motifs with differing texts in a single point, a characteristic of the Roman madrigal. The seventh book was particularly popular, for it was reprinted four times up to 1624 and was copied in the 17th century with English words (in GB-Ob Tenbury 1015). Ferdinando Archilei assembled Nenna’s eighth book in 1618 and included in it works by Gesualdo and Gervasio Melcarne; it also contains a madrigal from Macque’s sixth book (1613) but without attribution to him. Nenna’s two books of responsories have fewer harmonic, textural and rhythmic contrasts than his madrigals.
Nenna, Pomponio, composer (Grove Music Online)
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TACTUS: NENNA, P. - Il Primo Libro de’ Madrigali à 4 voci, Napoli, 1613