Pel continuo timor che la mia spene (Girolamo Belli)

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  • (Posted 2020-08-17)  CPDL #60179:       
Editor: Willem Verkaik (submitted 2020-08-17).   Score information: Letter, 4 pages, 347 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: Pel continuo timor che la mia spene
Composer: Girolamo Belli
Lyricist:

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

Language: Italian
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1587 in I furti amorosi, no. 26

Description: The music for the lines "Non mi toglia il ben mio, Chi non arde d'amor come fac' io" was "stolen" from Marco Antonio Ingegneri's madrigal Non mi togli.

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Original text and translations

Italian.png Italian text

Pel continuo timor che la mia spene,
Alcun mi levi piu di me potente,
Pascomi sol di pianto e vivo in pene,
Gridand'anco sovente,
Non mi toglia il ben mio,
Chi non arde d'amor come fac' io,
E le gratie che furn'al mondo sole,
Ahime non fia chi le mi rubb'o invole.