Quella damma son io, SWV 11 (Heinrich Schütz)

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  • (Posted 2021-06-15)  CPDL #64779:         
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General Information

Title: Quella damma son io, SWV 11
Composer: Heinrich Schütz
Lyricist: Giovanni Battista Guarini

Number of voices: 5vv   Voicing: SSATB
Genre: SecularMadrigal

Language: Italian
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1611 in Il primo libro de madrigali, no. 11
    2nd published: 1890 in Heinrich Schütz: Sämtliche Werke, Volume 9, no. 11
    3rd published: 1962 in Neue Schütz-Ausgabe, Volume 22, no. 11
Description: Dorinda's speach from Il Pastor fido II, iii

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Original text and translations

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Quella damma son io,
crudelissimo Silvio,
che senza esser attesa
son da te vinta e presa,
viva se tu m'accogli,
morta se mi ti togli.