“Amabo, mea dulcis Ipsitilla” is the sixth movement of Michael Linton’s “Carmina Catulli”. Here is the beginining of A. Z. Foreman’s translation of Catullus’ Latin, commissioned for this song cycle: “I beg you, be a sweetheart, Ipsitilla, my darling, my experienced beauty, call me over to join your nap this afternoon, and if you’re willing, do me this huge favor: Don’t let some other client lock the door, resist the urge to try and cruise the streets, but stay at home and get yourself prepared. . . . ”
This video was filmed during a private partial performance of Michael Linton’s “Carmina Catulli” with baritone Edwin Crossley-Mercer and pianist Jason Paul Peterson. They will perform “Carmina Catulli” in its entirety at Carnegie Hall March 3, 2014. For more information about the concert or to purchase tickets, please visit CarnegieHall.org.