Rose bianche e vermiglie (Luca Marenzio)

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  • (Posted 2015-01-08)  CPDL #34191:       
Editor: Allen Garvin (submitted 2015-01-08).   Score information: Letter, 4 pages, 84 kB   Copyright: CC BY NC
Edition notes: Parts and source available on IMSLP.

In English: Lilies white, crimson roses

  • (Posted 2020-03-11)  CPDL #57484:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2020-03-11).   Score information: A4, 7 pages, 95 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Includes a keyboard reduction of the a cappella choral score. transposed to A major.

General Information

Title: Rose bianche e vermiglie
Composer: Luca Marenzio

Number of voices: 5vv   Voicings: SAAAT or SSATB
Genre: SecularMadrigal

Languages: Italian, English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1582 in Il terzo libro de madrigali a cinque voci, no. 3
    2nd published: 1585 in Symphonia angelica, Edition 1, no. 30
    3rd published: 1881 in Novello's Part-Song Book (2nd series), Vol. 14, no. 408

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Original text and translations

Italian.png Italian text

Rose bianche e vermiglie
Chi vuol veder coralli, perle, perle ed oro
E dal superno choro,
Due stelle scese, e mille meraviglie,
Fra lor formar un viso
Cha la terra perar fa 'l paradiso,
Tant' ivi e leggiadria
Miri sol, Lidia mia.

English.png English text

Lilies white, crimson roses
upon her cheeks are blooming,
Teeth of pearly whiteness,
eyes of starry brightness,
her lovely face discloses;
Her smile, while brightly beaming,
of paradise I'm dreaming,
Pay here your ardent duty,
Her adore, Queen of beauty.