Recordings of Plautine Cantica

I present here recordings of all or part of four Plautine cantica, with melodies I have improvised myself, but with rhythms following Plautus’ metrical patterns, singing long syllables at twice the length of short syllables.

Cistellaria 203-28: A song dominated by one meter type.

Trinummus 223-43: A song that begins in one meter type, which breaks down as the song proceeds.

Cistellaria 671-94: A song made up of juxtaposed blocks of individual meters.

Pseudolus 1246-80a: A song in which various meters are jumbled together.