Vostra fui e sarò (Jacques Arcadelt)

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  • (Posted 2018-10-01)   CPDL #51410:       
Editor: Pothárn Imre (submitted 2018-10-01).   Score information: A4, 2 pages, 65 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Transcribed from 1539 print. Original pitch (chiavi naturali) and note values. Alto is in tenor clef.

General Information

Title: Vostra fui e sarò
Composer: Jacques Arcadelt

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SecularMadrigal

Language: Italian
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1539 in Il primo libro de' madrigali a 4 voci, no. 1.21


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Original text and translations

Italian.png Italian text

Vostra fui e sarò, mentre ch’io viva.
Faccia ’l ciel ciò che vuole.
Il viver mio così da voi deriva,
Come derivar suole
Ogni ben ch’è fra noi dal chiaro sole.
Dunque credete ch’io
Non vi posi né mai porrò in oblio.

English.png English translation

I was yours and shall be whilst I still live;
Let heaven do what it will.
My life takes its substance from you,
As every good thing on earth
Takes its vital force from the sun.
Believe me, I have never forgotten you
And I will never forget you.