Anima del cor mio (Giovanni Francesco Anerio)

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  • (Posted 2021-12-03)  CPDL #66985:       
Editor: Willem Verkaik (submitted 2021-12-03).   Score information: Letter, 4 pages, 296 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: Anima del cor mio
Composer: Giovanni Francesco Anerio
Number of voices: 5vv   Voicing: SSATB
Genre: SecularMadrigal

Language: Italian
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1608 in Madrigali a cinque et a sei voci libro secondo (Giovanni Francesco Anerio), no. 6

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Original text and translations

Italian.png Italian text

Anima del cor mio,
Poiché da me, misera me tu parti,
S'ami conforto alcun a miei martiri
Non isdegnar ch'almen ti segua anch'io,
Solo co' miei sospiri,
E sol per rimembrarti
Ch'in tante pene e in cosí fiero scempio
Vivrò d'amor, di vera fede esempio.

English.png English translation

Soul of the heart,
since you are deserting this unhappy woman,
if you want my sufferings to have any solace,
do not refuse at least to let me follow you
with my sighs only,
and only recall to you
that in the midst of such great sorrows and cruel havoc
I will live on as an example of love and true faithfulness.

Translation Stanley Appelbaum