Negatemi pur cruda (Antonio Cifra)

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Editor: Willem Verkaik (submitted 2021-07-11).   Score information: Letter, 4 pages, 343 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: Negatemi pur cruda
Composer: Antonio Cifra
Lyricist: Giovanni Battista Guarini
Number of voices: 5vv   Voicing: SSATB
Genre: SecularMadrigal

Language: Italian
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1617 in Madrigali a cinque voci, libro quarto, no. 5
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Original text and translations

Italian.png Italian text

Negatemi pur cruda,
De' be' vostri occhi il Sole;
Negatemi l'angeliche parole;
Negatemi pietà, mercede, aita,
Negatemi la vita:
Ma non mi promettete
Quel, che negar volete.

Guarini, Rime, madr. 42