Qui tacque; e stabilito (Francesco Eredi)

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  • (Posted 2021-04-29)  CPDL #64244:       
Editor: Willem Verkaik (submitted 2021-04-29).   Score information: Letter, 4 pages, 382 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: Qui tacque; e stabilito
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. 14
Description: This madrigal is Part 5 of 10 madrigals, as can be seen in L'Armida del Tasso

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Original text and translations

Italian.png Italian text

Qui tacque; e stabilito il suo pensiero,
Strale sceglieva il più pungente e forte;
Quando giunse, e mirolla il Cavaliero
Tanto vicina alla sua estrema sorte,
Già compostasi in atto atroce e fero,
Già tinta in viso di pallor di morte.
Da tergo ei se le avventa, e'1 braccio prende,
Che già la fera punta al petto stende.

Gerusalemme liberata 20/127

English.png English translation

And with that word half mad, half dead, she seems,
An arrow, poignant, strong and sharp she took,
When her dear knight found her in these extremes,
Now fit to die, and pass the Stygian brook,
Now prest to quench her own and beauty's beams;
Now death sat on her eyes, death in her look,
When to her back he stepped, and stayed her arm
Stretched forth to do that service last, last harm.

Translated by Edward Fairfax (1560-1635)