Mi saluta costei, SWV 12 (Heinrich Schütz)

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  • (Posted 2021-06-20)  CPDL #64834: 
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Editor: Gerd Eichler (submitted 2021-06-20).   Score information: A4, 5 pages, 165 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: Mi saluta costei, SWV 12

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. 12
    2nd published: 1890 in Heinrich Schütz: Sämtliche Werke, Volume 9, no. 12
    3rd published: 1962 in Neue Schütz-Ausgabe, Volume 22, no. 12

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Original text and translations

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Mi saluta costei,
ma nel soave inchino
nasconde agli occhi miei,
gli occhi leggiadri
e bel volto divino
O pietosa in aspetto
e crudele in effetto,
avara hor che farete,
s'usando cortesia,
scarsa mi siete?