Basse son queste rime (Giovanni de Macque)

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  • (Posted 2018-03-16)   CPDL #49059:         
Editor: Willem Verkaik (submitted 2018-03-16).   Score information: Letter, 3 pages, 243 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Transposed up one note from a-minor. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.

General Information

Title: Basse son queste rime
Composer: Giovanni de Macque
Lyricist:

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

Language: Italian
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1613 in Il sesto libro de madrigali a cinque voci, no. 11

Description: There are four parts:

  1. I tuoi capelli o Filli (Prima parte)
  2. Spesso gli lego (Seconda parte)
  3. Basse son queste rime (Terza parte)
  4. Io piango o Filli (Quarta et ultima parte)

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Original text and translations

Italian.png Italian text

Basse son queste rime esil'e povere,
Ma se'l pianger in Ciel ha qualche merito,
Dovrebb' a tanta fè morte commovere.