O gloriosa donna (Francesco Soriano)

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  • (Posted 2018-04-01)  CPDL #49243:         
Editor: Francesco Spiga (submitted 2018-04-01).   Score information: A4, 2 pages, 235 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Urtext edition with Mensurstrich layout. In original notated high clefs - for SAAT a lower transposition is needed.

General Information

Title: O gloriosa donna
Composer: Francesco Soriano

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicings: SAAT or SAAB
Genre: SacredMadrigal

Language: Italian
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1586 in Diletto spirituale, no. 14
Description: Sacred canzonetta from Simone Verovio's Diletto spirituale. The text is a poetic translation of O gloriosa Domina two first stanzas.

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Original text and translations

Italian.png Italian text

O gloriosa donna,
Alta sopra le stelle,
Chi ti vestì della terrena gonna
Nutrito hai con le tue pure mammelle.

Ciò che la prima madre
Ne tolse, tu ne rendi.
Per lassù porne fra le sante squadre,
Scala sei fatta ch'all'Empireo ascendi.