O dolc'eterno amore (Vittoria Aleotti)

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Editor: Amelia LeClair (submitted 2017-08-19).   Score information: Letter, 5 pages, 59 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: O Dolc'eterno Amore
Composer: Vittoria Aleotti
Lyricist: Unknown

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SecularMadrigal

Language: Italian
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1593 in Ghirlanda de madrigali, no. 9


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Original text and translations

Italian.png Italian text

O dolc’eterno amore
ferito m’hai soavemente il core
onde languisco per dolcezza e moro.

Se fatta son tu’ ancella,
non ti sarò rubella
ma ben la nott’e’l giorno
farò, dolce Signor, à te ritorno.