O com'è gran martire (Andreas Pevernage)

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  • (Posted 2021-02-17)  CPDL #62979:     
Editor: Mick Swithinbank (submitted 2021-02-17).   Score information: A4, 4 pages, 55 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Transposed down a fourth.
  • (Posted 2014-04-05)  CPDL #31616:        (Finale 2008)
Editor: André Vierendeels (submitted 2014-04-05).   Score information: A4, 4 pages, 99 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: O com' e gran martire
Composer: Andreas Pevernage
Lyricist: Giovanni Battista Guarini

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

Language: Italian
Instruments: unknown

First published: 1591 in Melodia Olympica, no. 1

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Original text and translations

Italian.png Italian text

O, com'è gran martire
a celar suo desire
quando con pura fede,
s'ama chi nol sel crede.

O mio soave ardore,
O, mio dolce desio,
s'ogn'un' am' il suo core
e voi set' il cor mio,
all' hor sia che non v'ami,
che viver più non brami.