Sola soletta (Girolamo Conversi)
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Title: Sola soletta
Composer: Girolamo Conversi
First published: 1575
2nd published: 1583 in Musica divina di 19 autori illustri, no. 30
Description: A 5 part canzone from the composer's "il primo libro delle canzoni a cinque voci", 1575. The work was subsequently arranged by Thomas Morley for an instrumental consort. There is also an English setting of the madrigal, When all alone my bony loue, in "The first set of Italian madrigals Englished", 1590, with lyrics by Thomas Watson.
External websites: The source on IMSLP.
Original text and translations
Sola soletta i me ne vò cantando.
Alone and carefree I walk along, singing.
(NB: In the original, it is clear from the gender of the adjectives that these words are spoken by a woman)