Ayreçillos manços (António Marques Lésbio)

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  • (Posted 2022-05-30)  CPDL #69458:       
Editor: Raymond Nagem (submitted 2022-05-30).   Score information: Letter, 5 pages, 163 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: Original pitch. Contains an editorial realization of the continuo part.

General Information

Title: Ayreçillos manços
Composer: António Marques Lésbio
Lyricist: Anonymous
Number of voices: 4vv   Voicings: SSAA or SSAT
Genre: SacredVillancico

Language: Spanish
Instruments: Basso continuo

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Original text and translations

Spanish.png Spanish text

Ayreçillos manços,
passo quedito,
que duerme el niño,
y le bastan los ayres de sus suspiros.

No me le recuerde el ayre
el amor que esta dormido,
que quando esta el sol en calma,
no soplan los ayreçillos.

Pareçe el nevado sierco,
porque esta desnudo el niño,
y aun jasmin el maltratarle
es ayrozo desatino.

Dexen que el amor descançe,
pareçe el zephiro frio,
que aun ayre leve despierte
un cuidadozo dormido.

English.png English translation

Gentle light winds,
go very sweetly
because the child sleeps,
and the breath of his sighs suffices for him.

May the wind not awaken
the love that is dozing off:
when the sun is resting,
even light winds do not blow.

The breeze seems cold as snow,
for the child is naked,
and even an airy whiff of jasmine
could injure him.

Let love rest;
the zephyr seems cold,
for even a soft wind awakens
one who sleeps lightly.