Per divina bellezza (Philippe de Monte)

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  • (Posted 2014-01-02)  CPDL #30908:        (Finale 2008)
Editor: André Vierendeels (submitted 2014-01-02).   Score information: A4, 3 pages, 82 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: Per divina bellezza
Composer: Philippe de Monte

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

Language: Italian
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1570 in Second livre des chansons a 4 et 5 parties, no. 15
    2nd published: 1583 in Harmonia celeste, Edition 1, no. 2
    3rd published: 1588 in Musica Transalpina (Nicholas Yonge, London), Edition 1, no. 7
    4th published: 1589 in Harmonia celeste, Edition 2, no. 2

Description: Provided with an English text in Musica Transalpina

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at In qual parte del ciel.

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Per divina bellezz'indarno mira,
chigl'occhi di costei giamai non vede
come sovament'ella gli gira,
non sa com' amor sana et com' ancide
chi non sa come dolc'ella sospira,
et come dolce parl'e dolce ride.