Qual si puo haver (Giovanni Matteo Asola)

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  • (Posted 2017-04-22)  CPDL #44175:        (Finale 2012)
Editor: André Vierendeels (submitted 2017-04-22).   Score information: A4, 2 pages, 51 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: Qual si puo haver
Composer: Giovanni Matteo Asola

Number of voices: 2vv   Voicing: SS
Genre: SecularMadrigal

Language: Italian
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1587 in Madrigali a due voci, no. 23
    2nd published: 1591 in Compendium musicae (ed. Adam Gumpelzhaimer), Edition 1, no. 104

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Original text and translations

Italian.png Italian text

Qual si puo haver in terra,
rieca merce o thesoro,
si mile a quel ch'el sant' ardor disserra,
non è di gemm'o d'oro,
ma di vit' immortale,
di pace di ben tale
ch'el vecchi'empio nol fura,
ma ogn' hor si gode e'n infinito dura.