O morte, eterno fin (Cipriano de Rore)

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  • (Posted 2015-01-04)   CPDL #34121:     
Editor: Allen Garvin (submitted 2015-01-04).   Score information: Letter, 4 pages, 91 kB   Copyright: CC BY NC
Edition notes: Parts and source available at IMSLP.

General Information

Title: O morte, eterno fin
Composer: Cipriano de Rore
Lyricist: Giambattista Giraldi Cinzio (1504-1573)

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

Language: Italian
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1557 in Il quarto libro de madrigali a cinque voci, no. 2

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Original text and translations

Italian.png Italian text

O morte, eterno fin chi tutt’i mali,
riposo delle membra e della mente,
utile e necessaria a gl’animali
più che la vita assai chi pon ben mente;
porto de’ ciechi e miseri mortali
ch’errando van da l’orto a l’occidente;
tu prigion spezzi e rompi aspre catene,
e metti fine a l’amorose pene.