Madonna mia gentil (Luca Marenzio)

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  • (Posted 2015-01-03)   CPDL #34091:     
Editor: Allen Garvin (submitted 2015-01-03).   Score information: Letter, 3 pages, 68 kB   Copyright: CC BY NC
Edition notes: Parts and source available on IMSLP.

General Information

Title: Madonna mia gentil
Composer: Luca Marenzio

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

Language: Italian
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1580 in Il primo libro de madrigali a cinque voci, no. 10
  2nd published: 1585 in Symphonia angelica, no. 16

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Original text and translations

Italian.png Italian text

Madonna mia gentil, ringrazio Amore
Che tolto m’abbia il core
Dandolo a voi ch’avete
Non sol beltà ma sete
Ornata di virtù tal che m’avviso
Stando in terra godere il Paradiso.