Tornate, o cari baci, SWV 16 (Heinrich Schütz)

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  • (Posted 2017-08-17)   CPDL #45937:      Capella
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2017-08-17).   Score information: A4, 4 pages, 67 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Transcribed from the Spitta edition on IMSLP. Time signature changed to 2/2.
  • CPDL #24863:      (MuP)
Editor: Vincent Carpentier (submitted 2011-11-05).   Score information: A4, 4 pages, 52 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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Title: Tornate, o cari baci, SWV 16
Work: Il primo libro de madrigali (First book of madrigals, Op. 1, Venice, 1611)
Composer: Heinrich Schütz
Lyricist: Giambattista Marino

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

Language: Italian
Instruments: A cappella

Published: 1611


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Original text and translations

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Tornate o cari baci
a ritornarmi in vita,
baci al mio cor sigiuno
esca gradita,
voi di quel dolce amaro,
per cui lanquir n'é caro,
pascete i miei famelici desiri,
baci in cui dolci
provo anco i sospiri.