- (Posted 2013-01-17) CPDL #27850:
- Editor: Allen Garvin (submitted 2012-12-22). Score information: Letter, 3 pages, 385 kB Copyright: CC BY NC
- Possible error(s) identified. Error summary: Tenor bar 24 last note (on text ’-se’) should be (whole note) D instead of C, as in bar 18 - Peter Hilton (talk) 12:13, 1 November 2015 (UTC) See the discussion page for full description.
Title: Candido leggiadretto e caro guanto
Composer: Luca Marenzio
Lyricist: Francesco Petrarca
Number of voices: 4vv Voicing: SATB
Genre: Secular, Madrigal
Instruments: A cappella
Published: Madrigali a 4 voci libro primo, 1585
Original text and translations
Candido leggiadretto et caro guanto,
che copria netto avorio et fresche rose,
chi vide al mondo mai sí dolci spoglie?
Cosí avess'io del bel velo altrettanto!
O incostantia de l'umane cose!
Pur questo è furto, et vien chi me ne spoglie.
- Canzoniere 199 (part)
White, graceful glove dear to me,
that hides polished ivory and fresh rose,
who ever saw such sweet spoils on earth?
If only I had as much of her lovely veil!
O the fickleness of human things!
But this is theft, and she comes whom I must not plunder.
- Translation by Anthony S. Kline ©