Nel bel terreno della donna mia (Lodovico Agostini)

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  • (Posted 2017-02-26)   CPDL #43299:          (Finale 2014)
Editor: Willem Verkaik (submitted 2017-02-26).   Score information: Letter, 3 pages, 239 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: Nel bel terreno della donna mia
Composer: Lodovico Agostini
Lyricist:

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

Language: Italian
Instruments: A cappella

Published: 1572

Description: This madrigal is given the label "Enigma", by the publisher. The enigma probably refers to the obvious "double entendre" of the text. This editor leaves it to the reader to find out.

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Original text and translations

Italian.png Italian text

Nel bel terreno della donna mia,
S'erge fra altiere sponde un vago colle,
Qual cinge con mirabil leggiadria,
Verde boschetto delicato e molle,
A den-tro e dolce tal fonte natia,
Che mai non satia et ogni sete tolle,
Quivi col vomer mio pur fess' io un solco,
Oime vorrei poi sempr' esser bifolco.