Qual vive Salamandra in fiamma ardente (Luca Marenzio)

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  • (Posted 2020-05-14)  CPDL #58601:     
Editor: Marcos Mato (submitted 2020-05-14).   Score information: A4, 3 pages, 57 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
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  • (Posted 2018-11-14)  CPDL #51954:   
Editor: Allen Garvin (submitted 2018-11-14).   Score information: Letter, 4 pages, 87 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: Qual vive Salamandra in fiamma ardente
Composer: Luca Marenzio
Lyricist: Giusto de' Conticreate page

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

Language: Italian
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1581 in Il primo libro de madrigali a sei voci, no. 4
  2nd published: 1583 in Harmonia celeste, Edition 1, no. 39
  3rd published: 1589 in Harmonia celeste, Edition 2, no. 39
  4th published: 1589 in Gemmae musicalis Liber Secundus, no. 18
Description: Ut vivit Salamandra is a sacred contrafact of this work by Simone Molinaro, published in his Fatiche Spirituali of 1610.

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Original text and translations

Italian.png Italian text

Qual vive Salamandra in fiamma ardente
E ne gioisce poi,
Così il mio core in voi
Che la suo fiamma sete assai lucente,
Ardendo ha vita e duol alcun non sente.
O che felice sorte,
Viver in fiamma e non haver la morte.