Se la mia fiamma ardente (Luca Marenzio)

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  • NewScore.gif  (Posted 2020-01-25)   CPDL #56787:       
Editor: Allen Garvin (submitted 2020-01-25).   Score information: Letter, 3 pages, 66 kB   Copyright: CC BY NC
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General Information

Title: Se la mia fiamma ardente
Composer: Luca Marenzio
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Number of voices: 5vv   Voicing: SATTB
Genre: SecularMadrigal

Language: Italian
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1582 in Il terzo libro de madrigali a cinque voci, no. 9

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Original text and translations

Italian.png Italian text

Se la mia fiamma ardente
Fosse il maggior tormento
Che per voi vita mia nel petto sento,
Io morirei beato,
Ardendo in questo stato;
Ma il vostro gelo è la maggior mia pena
Ch'a dolorosa morte ogni or mi mena.

English.png English translation

Translation by Allen Garvin
If my ardent flame
were my worst torment,
the one that I feel in my breast for you,
I would die blessed,
burning in this condition;
But your frigidness is my worst pain
that constantly leads me to a sorrowful death.