Poi ch'ella in se tornò (Francesco Eredi)

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Editor: Willem Verkaik (submitted 2021-04-24).   Score information: Letter, 4 pages, 310 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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Title: Poi ch'ella in se tornò
Composer: Francesco Eredi
Lyricist: Torquato Tasso
Number of voices: 5vv   Voicing: SATTB
Genre: SecularMadrigal

Language: Italian
Instruments: Basso continuo

First published: 1629 in L'Armida del Tasso, no. 6
Description: This madrigal is Part 6 of 9 madrigals, as can be seen in L'Armida del Tasso

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Original text and translations

Italian.png Italian text

Poi ch'ella in se tornò, deserto e muto,
Quanto mirar potè, d'intorno scorse.
Ito se n' è pur, disse, ed ha potuto
Me qui lasciar della mia vita in forse?
Nè un momento indugiò : nè un breve ajuto
Nel caso estremo il traditor mi porse?
Ed io pur anco l'amo ? e in quello lido
Invendicata ancor piango, e m' assido?

Gerusalemme liberata 16/63

English.png English translation

Waked from her trance, foresaken, speechless, sad,
 Armida wildly stared and gazed about,
 "And is he gone," quoth she, "nor pity had
 To leave me thus twixt life and death in doubt?
 Could he not stay? could not the traitor-lad
 From this last trance help or recall me out?
 And do I love him still, and on this sand
 Still unrevenged, still mourn, still weeping stand?

Translated by Edward Fairfax (1560-1635)