Dunque fia vero - Dunque il consenti Amor (Andrea Gabrieli)

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  • (Posted 2018-11-15)  CPDL #51995:     
Editor: Allen Garvin (submitted 2018-11-15).   Score information: Letter, 9 pages, 144 kB   Copyright: CC BY NC
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  • (Posted 2018-01-29)  CPDL #48591:         
Editor: Andreas Stenberg (submitted 2018-01-29).   Score information: A4, 17 pages, 2.69 MB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: E demi diplomatic edition Scores and Parts

General Information

Title: Dunque fia vero - Dunque il consenti Amor
Composer: Andrea Gabrieli

Number of voices: 7 vv   Voicing: SSATTBB
Genre: SecularMadrigal

Language: Italian
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1587 in Concerti di Andrea et di Giovanni Gabrieli, no. 2.54 & 55
Description: Dialogo à 7 in two parts from: Concerti di Andrea Gabrieli … Libro Primo et Seconda… In Veneto appresso Angelo Gardano 1587

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Original text and translations

Italian.png Italian text

 Dunque fia vero o cara mia fenice,
 Che queste dolci labbia e questo seno,
 Mie care spoglie, ad altri il di sereno,
 Facciano d'Himeneo lieto, e felice?
 Dunque sia ver che tu viva radice
 Di questo spirto mio d'amor ripieno,
 Ti svelli? e ti ricuopri altro terreno,
 E non questo mio human corpo infelice?

Dunque il consenti Amor empio che sai,
 Quanti sospir, Quante faville ardenti,
 Consumino il mio cor fra pene e guai,
 Ingiusto fato havra gioie e contenti,
 Chi ferita di stral non hebbe mai,
 Et io morrò fra mille aspri tormenti?

English.png English translation

So my phoenix,is this true, my dear?
 Must these sweets lips and this breast,
 My dear wife, go to other, the serene, place,
 Does this make Himeneo content and happy?
 But is this true that You, live root
 of my spirit, my ever returning love,
 leave me and to go the other land,
 and not to return to my human, unhappy, body?

So this you allow the wicked Amor to do,
How many sighs, How many burning sparks,
consume my heart with pain and trouble.
Unjust fate that wreck all joy and happiness,
of whoever this dart wounds.
Will I thus die in a thousand harsh torments?

Translation by A. Stenberg (somewath freely translated)