O dolce vita mia (Benedetto Pallavicino)

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  • (Posted 2017-10-26)   CPDL #47021:         
Editor: Willem Verkaik (submitted 2017-10-26).   Score information: Letter, 4 pages, 295 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Transposed down one note from a-minor.MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.

General Information

Title: O dolce vita mia
Composer: Benedetto Pallavicino

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

Language: Italian
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1581 in Madrigali a 5 voci, libro 1, no. 6


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Original text and translations

Italian.png Italian text

O dolce vita mia,
Qual sorte iniqua e ria,
Ti risospinge a farmi si gran torto,
Sai pur crudele che m'hai quasi morto,
A che dunque gioire,
Del mio grave martire,
Deh non voler far sparger piu querele,
A chi sem-pre ti fu servo fedele.