Sapete amanti perche ignudo sia (Luca Marenzio)

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Editor: Mark Rose (submitted 2020-01-09).   Score information: Letter, 3 pages, 535 kB   Copyright: CC BY SA
Edition notes: Transcribed from 1594 edition on IMSLP. MP3 file is synthesized, not a recording. A more knowledgeable editor may find places where musica ficta may be appropriate. (The editor tried out some places and didn't like the result.) MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.

General Information

Title: Sapete amanti perche ignudo sia
Composer: Luca Marenzio
Lyricist: Valerio Marcellinicreate page

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

Language: Italian
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1584 in Il quarto libro de madrigali a cinque voci, no. 13


External websites: Facsimile of the 1594 edition at IMSLP

Original text and translations

Italian.png Italian text

Sapete amanti perche ignudo sia
perche fanciullo e perche cieco amore
perche mentre l'angelica harmonia
de la mia bella Donna intento vdia
per gran dolcezza vscito di se fuore
per dè la veste gl'occh' e'l core.