Al Cielo occhi simili (Domenico Mazzocchi)

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  • (Posted 2014-07-14)  CPDL #32446:      (XML)
Editor: Renato Calcaterra (submitted 2014-07-14).   Score information: A4, 5 pages, 154 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: The source (MusicXML) file is zipped.

General Information

Title: Al Cielo occhi simili
Composer: Domenico Mazzocchi

Number of voices: 5vv   Voicing: SSATB
Genre: SecularMadrigal

Language: Italian
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1638 in Partitura de' madrigali a cinque voci, no. 9
Description: The bar divisions, the time signatures and the accidentals are as in the original edition, except for the sharps after a flat and the flats after a sharp that have been converted to naturals.

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Original text and translations

Italian.png Italian text

Al Cielo occhi simili
Ben sete alla chiarezza,
Al moto, alla bellezza.
Ma quante volte a me vi rivolgete
Solo nel fulminar simil non sete:
Che d'ogni gioia pieni
Quel fulmina turbato, e voi sereni.