La vita fugge (Andreas Pevernage)

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  • (Posted 2017-06-20)  CPDL #45052:        (Finale 2012)
Editor: André Vierendeels (submitted 2017-06-20).   Score information: A4, 3 pages, 62 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: After the 1609 Phalesius edition.
  • (Posted 2014-05-07)  CPDL #31899:         
Editor: Brian Russell (submitted 2014-05-07).   Score information: Letter, 2 pages, 52 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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Editor: Laura Conrad (submitted 2001-09-25).   Score information: Letter, 3 pages, 57 kB   Copyright: GnuGPL
Edition notes: in partbook format, also in ABC

General Information

Title: La vita fugge
Composer: Andreas Pevernage

Number of voices: 2vv   Voicing: TB
Genre: SecularMadrigal

Language: Italian
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1590 in Bicinia, sive cantiones (Phalèse & Bellère), no. 28
    2nd published: 1612 in Biciniorum Libri duo – without text, Liber 2, no. 72

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Original text and translations

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La vita fugge et non s'arest' un hora
Et la morte vié dietr'a grá giomate,
Et le cose present e le passate
Mi dan’no guerra, et le futur' ancora
E'l rimembrar et l’aspettar m’accora,
Hor quinci, hor quindisi ch´è veritate
Se non ch'io ho di me stesso pietate,
I farei gia di questi pensier fora.