Lumi miei cari lumi (Anonymous)

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  • (Posted 2019-12-28)   CPDL #56431:       
Editor: Willem Verkaik (submitted 2019-12-28).   Score information: Letter, 3 pages, 261 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: Lumi miei cari lumi
Composer: Anonymous
Lyricist: Giovanni Battista Guarini

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

Language: Italian
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1591 in Melodia Olympica, no. 18

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Original text and translations

Italian.png Italian text

Lumi miei cari lumi,
Che lampeggiat'un si veloce sguardo,
Ch'a pena mira è fugge,
E poi torna si tardo,
Ch'el mio cor se ne strugge.
Volgete à me li fuggitivi rai
Ch'oggetto non vedrete in altra parte mai,
Con piu giusto desio
Che tanto vostro sia quanto son'io.