Superbi colli e voi sacre ruine (Girolamo Conversi)

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  • (Posted 2014-08-20)  CPDL #32741:        (Sibelius 5)
Editor: Jonathan Goodliffe (submitted 2014-08-20).   Score information: A4, 7 pages, 86 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Note values halved.

General Information

Title: Superbi colli e voi sacre ruine
Composer: Girolamo Conversi
Lyricist: Baldassare Castiglione

Number of voices: 6vv   Voicing: SSATTB
Genre: SecularMadrigal

Language: Italian
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1584 in Il primo libro de madrigali a sei voci, no. 7-8
Description: A 6 part madrigal on the famous poem about Rome by Castiglione. From the composer's "Il primo libro de madrigali".

The poem has been translated into English by Mick Swithinbank and Edmund Spenser into French by Joachim du Bellay and Paul Scarron and into Spanish by Lope de Vega and Andrés Rey de Artieda (see below).

There is also a setting of Castiglione's poem by Stefano Landi.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Superbi colli.