Vi dissi io ardo (Leone Leoni)

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  • (Posted 2018-05-26)   CPDL #49851:         
Editor: Willem Verkaik (submitted 2018-05-26).   Score information: Letter, 3 pages, 263 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Transposed down one note from a-minor. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.

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Title: Vi dissi io ardo
Composer: Leone Leoni
Lyricist:

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

Language: Italian
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1602 in Bell' Alba: quinto libro de madrigali a cinque voci, no. 2

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Original text and translations

Italian.png Italian text

Vi dissi io ardo e voi dicest' io ardo,
E aprend' un riso e folgorando un sguardo,
M'assicuraste ond' io,
Volsi estinguer co'l vostro l'ardor mio,
Ma voi poi non voleste,
Quel che pria prometteste,
Ah cruda donque sete,
Di beltà insieme colma e di rigore,
Amante a gli occhi et rea nemica'al core.