Anchor che col partir l'alma si mora (Giovanni Ferretti)

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  • (Posted 2020-10-07)  CPDL #60818:       
Editor: Willem Verkaik (submitted 2020-10-07).   Score information: Letter, 4 pages, 325 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: Anchor che col partir l'alma si mora
Composer: Giovanni Ferretti

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

Language: Italian
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1575 in Il secondo libro delle canzoni a sei voci, no. 12

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Original text and translations

Italian.png Italian text

Ancor che col partir l'alma si mora,
Pensando di tornar, partir vorrei,
Tanto son dolci gli ritorni miei.

English.png English translation

Even though in parting my soul dies,
when I think of returning, I want to part,
since my returns are so sweet.
(Tr. Ruth I. DeFord)