Di coralli e di perle (Giovanni de Macque)

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  • (Posted 2018-04-05)   CPDL #49268:         
Editor: Willem Verkaik (submitted 2018-04-05).   Score information: Letter, 3 pages, 326 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Transposed down one note from G-dorian. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.

General Information

Title: Di coralli e di perle
Composer: Giovanni de Macque
Lyricist:

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

Language: Italian
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1579 in Madrigali a quattro, a cinque et sei voci, no. 18
  2nd published: 1583 in Musica divina di 19 autori illustri, no. 36
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Original text and translations

Italian.png Italian text

Di coralli e di perle ha fatto Amore,
Un picciol varco et quindi parl' et ride,
Poi dolcement' ancide,
Chi vi s'appressa ond' io,
Ahi fero destin mio,
Vi corsi pien d'ardore,
Ma perde i l'alm' e'l core.