Si come seti bella (Costanzo Festa)

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  • (Posted 2022-10-16)  CPDL #71176:       
Editor: Leonardo Lollini (submitted 2022-10-16).   Score information: A4, 2 pages, 129 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Original pitch and durations. Modern clefs
  • (Posted 2022-07-02)  CPDL #69854:  Network.png Icon_mp3_globe.gif
Editor: Fernando Gómez Jácome (submitted 2022-07-02).   Score information: A4, 2 pages, 77 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: Modern clefs. Note values halved.

General Information

Title: Si come seti bella
Composer: Costanzo Festa
Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SecularMadrigal

Language: Italian
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1537 in Il terzo libro de madrigali (Philippe Verdelot), no. 3
Description: There another madrigal with the same title and author, but for 3 voices. The text in sopran begins "Si como seti bella" but in the other voices begins "Si come seti bella."

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Original text and translations

Italian.png Italian text

Sì come sete bella,
Gentil madonna,
Fusti anchor pietosa:
Qual ha ’l mondo di voi
Più bella cosa?
Donque che crudeltade
Spenga tanta beltade
Et priv’il mondo
Del suo prim’honore?
Ahi, che no ‘l vogli'amore!