In me la vita manca (Giovanni de Macque)

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  • (Posted 2018-04-01)   CPDL #49241:         
Editor: Willem Verkaik (submitted 2018-04-01).   Score information: Letter, 3 pages, 257 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Transposed down one note from G-mixolydian. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.

General Information

Title: In me la vita manca
Composer: Giovanni de Macque
Lyricist:

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

Language: Italian
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1579 in Madrigali a quattro, a cinque et sei voci, no. 14
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Original text and translations

Italian.png Italian text

In me la vita manca,
E in voi cresce l'orgoglio,
Dolce guerriera mia vivo mio scoglio,
E'l grave peso onde l'anima stanca,
Mancar mi sento e s'io m'affligo e doglio,
De bei vostr' occhi che veder desio,
Temo farvi piu cruda al desir mio.