Feritevi, ferite, SWV 9 (Heinrich Schütz)

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  • (Posted 2017-08-11)  CPDL #45841:         
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General Information

Title: Feritevi, ferite

Composer: Heinrich Schütz
Lyricist: Giambattista Marino

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

Language: Italian
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1611 in Il primo libro de madrigali, no. 9
    2nd published: 1890 in Heinrich Schütz: Sämtliche Werke, Volume 9, no. 9
    3rd published: 1962 in Neue Schütz-Ausgabe, Volume 22, no. 9

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Original text and translations

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Feritevi, ferite, viperette mordaci,
dolci guerriere ardite
del dilett' e d'amor bocche sagaci,
saettatevi pur' vibrat' ardenti,
l'armi vostre pugendi,
ma le morti sien vite,
ma le guerre sien paci,
sien satte le lingue,
e piagh' i baci.