Care vermiglie labra (Jan Tollius)

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  • CPDL #31535:        (Finale 2004)
Editor: Willem Verkaik (submitted 2014-03-22).   Score information: A4, 6 pages, 106 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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Title: Care vermiglie labra
Composer: Jan Tollius
Lyricist:

Number of voices: 6vv   Voicing: SSATTB
Genre: SecularMadrigal

Language: Italian
Instruments: A cappella

Published: 1597

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Original text and translations

Italian.png Italian text

Care vermiglie labra, ch'il nettare amoroso
fra bianche perle e bei rubini ascoso,
tenete per pietate, un dolce baccio
a la mia bocca date,
a che con si lieta sorte concesso
hor v'è dal ciel tormida morte.

Gia non potete haver' gloria maggiore,
che'l dar vita a chi more.