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Claudo Monteverdi's (1567-1643) L'Orfeo was produced in Mantua in 1607. In the same year the singer Aquilino Coppini published Musica tolta i madrigali di Claudio Monteverde in Milan, from which Deh bella e cara is taken. Coppini was employed by Federico Borromeo, Archbishop of Milan, where the Earls were feted in the Spring of 1608.
From the Cd Flow my tears:musical journeys with the flight of the earls. Performed by the Irish Traditional Music Ensemble and the Early Music Ensemble of the DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama and recorded in Saint Teresa's Church, Clarendon Street, Dublin, November 2006.