L'Alta virtù (Rinaldo del Mel)

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Editor: Mats Lillhannus (submitted 2020-05-17).   Score information: A4, 4 pages, 123 kB   Copyright: CC BY NC
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General Information

Title: L'Alta virtù
Composer: Rinaldo del Mel
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Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SecularMadrigal

Language: Italian
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1583

Description: Opening madrigal for Del Mel's 1583 madrigal book for 4-6 voices, dedicated to duke Wilhelm V of Bavaria.

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Original text and translations

Italian.png Italian text

L'Alta virtù che signoreggia in voi,
Gulielmo Serenissimo Bavaro,
Fin sopra il ciel vi favolando ir chiaro,
Duca immortal tra più famosi heroi,
Perciò parmi col canto
D'apportar lum'al sole et acqua al Xanto
Lodando voi in cui splendon gl'allori
Suoni canti vestir trionfi ed ori.