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==General Information==
==General Information==
<b>Title:</b> <i>Vergene bella</i><br>
<b>Title:</b> <i>Vergene bella (from Petrarca's "Canzoniere")</i><br>
<b>Composer:</b> [[Guillaume Dufay]]<br>
<b>Composer:</b> [[Guillaume Dufay]]<br>
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Editor: Sabine Cassola (added 2004-10-07).   Score information: A4, 4 pages, 140 kbytes   Copyright: Personal
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General Information

Title: Vergene bella (from Petrarca's "Canzoniere")
Composer: Guillaume Dufay

Number of voices: 3vv  Voicing: SST
Genre: Sacred, Motets
Language: Italian
Instruments: none, a cappella
Published: Guillaume Dufay Chansons

Description: Ed. Ross W. Duffin, Ogni Sorti Editions, Arnold Grayson, Publisher, Miami, FL. (1983) -- In original notation, from Oxford, Bodleian Library MS Canonici 213

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Original text and translations

Original text:

Italian.png Italian text

Vergene bella, che di sol vestita, choronata di stelle al sommo sole piacesti, si, che'n te sua luce a schose;
amor me spigne a dir di te parole; ma non so'n cominzar senza tu aita, e di colui comando in te si posse,
Invoco lei che ben sempre rispose chi la chiamo con fede vergene, s'a mercede.
Mixeria estrema delle humane chos se gia mai ti volsse al mio priegho t'inchina.
sochori alla mia guira, bench'i sia terra, e to del ciel raina.


English.png English translation

Beauteous Virgin, by the sun arrayed, crowned with stars by the sun supreme, pleased, indeed, in thee his light to hide;
Love moves me to address my words to thee, but I know not how to begin without thy aid, and His who lovingly resided in thee.
I call on thee, who ever dost respond to all who call in faith.
Virgin, have pity on the wretchedness of human plight.
Thou has never turned away, O hear me now.
Help me in my struggle, though I am of earth and thou art Queen of Heaven.