In this day and age we demand that progress be continuous, with nothing to slow us down and no limits. Those magnificent “ progressive destinies “ that so disheartened Leopardi submerge us ,and we are starting to lose contact with those precious things of the past that gave such joy. Things like sitting around a table to sing and play, commenting on a piece of music and allowing it to become a vital part of our daily lives. This homely, friendly aspect of music is the central theme of this recording where we have described the course of a complete day, from darkness to darkness, almost as a metaphor for the life of man. In the sixteenth century, not only great musical masterpieces but also compositions of simpler derivation were made accessible to a wider public than in the previous century thanks to a widespread printing of books. The lute became enormously popular with thousands of musical excerpts printed and published in the whole of Europe.Venice, Nurnburg , Milan, Rome, Paris, Louven and many other cities saw a remarkable rise in printing houses devoted to music printing. Music circulated with unprecedented speed.