Notte felice (Alessandro Striggio)

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  • NewScore.gif  (Posted 2018-11-15)   CPDL #52016:   
Editor: Allen Garvin (submitted 2018-11-15).   Score information: Letter, 3 pages, 89 kB   Copyright: CC BY NC
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  • CPDL #30167:      (XML)
Editor: Renato Calcaterra (submitted 2013-09-20).   Score information: A4, 4 pages, 138 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: Notte felice
Composer: Alessandro Striggio

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

Language: Italian
Instruments: A cappella

Published: 1564 in Primo libro de Madrigali a cinque voci, Gardano.

Description: The time signatures, notes' values, accidentals and colourings are as in the manuscript, the coloured notes are in “proportio sesquialtera” (3 vs. 2). The notes' values within the "ligaturæ" are semibreves. The “musica ficta” suggestion are in the MIDI and MusicXML files.

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Original text and translations

Italian.png Italian text

Notte felice aventuros'e bella
Che dopo tante pene e dolor tanti
Dopo singulti e pianti
Pur mi guidasti in braccio'alla mia stella
Ove donasti alla virtù smarrita
Sì dolc'e cara vita
Ma'l sol poi troppo caminando forte
Tosto conduss'il giorno ond'io'hebbi morte.