- (Posted 2015-01-11) CPDL #34245:
- Editor: Allen Garvin (submitted 2015-01-11). Score information: Letter, 3 pages, 81 kB Copyright: CC BY NC
- Edition notes: Parts and source available at IMSLP.
Title: All’apparir che fece all’improviso
Composer: Jacquet de Berchem
Lyricist: Ludovico Ariosto
Number of voices: 4vv Voicing: SAAB
Genre: Secular, Madrigal
Instruments: A cappella
Original text and translations
All’apparir che fece all’improviso
de l’acqua l’ombra, ogni pelo arricciossi,
e scolorossi al Saracino il viso;
la voce, ch’era per uscir, fermossi.
Udendo poi da l’Argalia, ch’ucciso
quivi avea già (che l’Argalia nomossi),
la rotta fede così improverarse,
di scorno e d’ira dentro e di fuor arse.
Bristled the paynim's every hair at view
Of that grim shade, uprising from the tide,
And vanished was his fresh and healthful hue,
While on his lips the half-formed accents died.
Next hearing Argalia, whom he slew,
(So was the warrior hight) that stream beside,
Thus his unknightly breach of promise blame,
He burned all over, flushed with rage and shame.
- Translation by William Stewart Rose