Occhi non occhi ma lucente stelle (Giovanni Ferretti)

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  • (Posted 2020-10-03)  CPDL #60759:       
Editor: Willem Verkaik (submitted 2020-10-03).   Score information: Letter, 3 pages, 307 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: Occhi non occhi ma lucente stelle
Composer: Giovanni Ferretti

Number of voices: 6vv   Voicing: SSATTB
Genre: SecularMadrigal

Language: Italian
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1575 in Il secondo libro delle canzoni a sei voci, no. 9
    2nd published: 1585 in Symphonia angelica, no. 36

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Original text and translations

Italian.png Italian text

Occhi, non occhi, ma lucente stelle
Sono i tuoi occhi, ch'agli amant'il core
Con sguardi leghi nel laccio d'amore.

English.png English translation

Eyes, your eyes are not eyes, but shining stars
that bind with glances the hearts of lovers
in the bond of love.
(Tr. Ruth I. DeFord)