Se piange, ahimè, la donna del mio core (Carlo Gesualdo)

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  • (Posted 2014-12-29)   CPDL #33933:   
Editor: Christos Christodoulou (submitted 2014-12-29).   Score information: A4, 6 pages, 57 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: Se piange, ahimè, la donna del mio core
Composer: Carlo Gesualdo

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

Language: Italian
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1595 in Madrigali a 5 voci, libro terzo, no. 12


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Original text and translations

Italian.png Italian text

Se piange, ahimè, la donna del mio core,
ah, perche non debb’io
sparger di pianto un rio?

Sfogate pur, mie luci, il mio dolore
ma se averrà ch’io veggia in quel bel volto
gioia, sia in gioia il pianger mio rivolto.