Il piu leggiadro viso (Leonard Meldert)

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  • (Posted 2017-04-02)   CPDL #43858:          (Finale 2014)
Editor: Willem Verkaik (submitted 2017-04-02).   Score information: Letter, 4 pages, 280 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: Il piu leggiadro viso
Composer: Leonard Meldert

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

Language: Italian
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1578 in Primo libro dei Madrigali a cinque voci, no. 3


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Original text and translations

Italian.png Italian text

Il piu leggiadro viso,
che mai n'apparve cela,
E col bel corpo vela,
Inganni falsi tadi e tradimenti.
O re del paradiso,
ascolta i miei lamenti,
Poi que quest' alma crede,
False lusinghe sotto finta fede.