Tra pure nevi (Claudio Merulo)

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  • (Posted 2019-08-19)   CPDL #55092:       
Editor: Willem Verkaik (submitted 2019-08-19).   Score information: Letter, 5 pages, 449 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: Tra pure nevi
Composer: Claudio Merulo
Lyricist:

Number of voices: 6vv   Voicing: SSATTB
Genre: SecularMadrigal

Language: Italian
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1591 in Melodia Olympica, no. 46

Description: The third stanza of a sestina: the 1st 2 parte are by Andrea Gabrieli (Sperar non si potea) and Vincenzo Bellavere (Sparve ogni nume)

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Original text and translations

Italian.png Italian text

Tra pure nevi alme purpuree rose,
Mostra facean di sue bellezz'al Cielo,
E per le elette in bei rubini a l'Arno,
Ch'infiammato nel cor da si fresc'Alba,
L'onda d'argento e l'alte sponde d'oro,
Scoperse anch'egli in si sereno giorno.