Consumando mi vò (Ruggiero Giovannelli)

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  • (Posted 2022-04-17)  CPDL #68875:       
Editor: Willem Verkaik (submitted 2022-04-17).   Score information: Letter, 4 pages, 330 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: Consumando mi vò
Composer: Ruggiero Giovannelli
Lyricist: Francesco Petrarca
Number of voices: 5vv   Voicing: SSATB
Genre: SecularMadrigal

Language: Italian
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1599 in Il terzo libro de Madrigali a cinque voci, no. 8

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Original text and translations

Italian.png Italian text

Consumando mi vò di piaggia in piaggia
Il dì pensoso; poi piango la notte;
Nè stato ho mai se non quanto la Luna.
Ratto come imbrunir veggio la sera,
Sospir dal petto, e da gl'occhi escon onde,
Da bagnar l'herbe, e da crollare i boschi.

Petrarca, Canzoniere 237

English.png English translation

Consumed with grief I go from bank to bank,
pensive by day, and then I weep at night;
no state have I, but phases, like the moon.
As soon as I see twilight fall at eventide,
my breast will sigh deep sighs, my eyes pour out their waves,
the grasses to bedew and overwhelm the woods.

Translated by Frederic J. Jones