Ryding is not the first to associate the rest of Campion's (declamatory) songs to the newly emerged chordally
accompanied solo song of Italy (monody), a genre that its first major exponent, Giulio Caccini, wished to connect with Giovanni Bardi's camerata fiorentina, its discussions of Greek music, and its attempts to reform modern music on the model of Greek antiquity.
They come closest to the chordally
based floridity of Geminiani's violin version of his own opts cello sonatas.
They can be summarised as follows: use of homorhythm for expressive effect, an effect heightened further when the surrounding context is imitative; division of the five-voice group into subgroupings engaging also in antiphonal response; variety in the initial ideas (homorhythm, solo voice, three-voice textures proceeding chordally
, imitative bicinia, etc.
Here Isaac provides a synthesis of Franco-Flemish and Italian styles by incorporating a northern-style cantus firmus into a chordally
conceived Italianate texture that clearly projects Poliziano's expressive words.