Arte mi siano i crini (Benedetto Pallavicino)

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  • (Posted 2019-03-03)   CPDL #53436:       
Editor: Willem Verkaik (submitted 2019-03-03).   Score information: Letter, 5 pages, 456 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: Arte mi siano i crini
Composer: Benedetto Pallavicino
Lyricist:

Number of voices: 5vv   Voicing: SSAAT
Genre: SecularMadrigal

Language: Italian
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1596 in Madrigali a 5 voci, libro 4, no. 7.

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Original text and translations

Italian.png Italian text

Arte mi siano i crini, 
Di puro oro lucenti,
E i leggiadretti tuoi bei lumi ardenti,
Per legare ogni core,
E accender l'alme d'amoroso ardore,
Le perl'e i bei rubini,
Onde si frang'il tuo soave riso,
Siano mio Paradiso,
Cosi diceva alla mia Ninfa amore,
Mentr'ella spargea intorno il suo splendore.