Dolce contrade (Hoste da Reggio)

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  • CPDL #22695:      (XML)
Editor: Renato Calcaterra (submitted 2010-11-24).   Score information: A4, 1 page, 92 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: MusicXML file is zipped.

General Information

Title: Dolce contrade
Composer: Hoste da Reggio

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SSAT
Genre: SecularMadrigal

Language: Italian
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1583 in Musica divina di 19 autori illustri, no. 6

Description: Transcribed from the "Musica Divina di XIX autori illustri a IIII. V. VI et VII voci, nuovamente raccolta da Pietro Phalesio et data in luce in Anversa - 1588". The keys, time signatures, notes' values and accidentals are as in the original print. The C clefs are transposed to the G clef and to the modern Tenor clef. The accidentals above the note are editor’s suggestions.

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Original text and translations

Italian.png Italian text

Dolce contrade o chiusi e chete valli
Dove’l mio sol pur è quinci lontano
Onde’l mio duro piant’ogn’hor rinova
O ben nati fioretti, bianch’e gialli,
Che cor’ spesso solea la bianca mano
Dove son gl’occhi miei, che qui non trovo.