S'io canto et tu mi spacci (Antonio Scandello)

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  • (Posted 2019-07-11)  CPDL #54748:         
Editor: Andreas Stenberg (submitted 2019-07-11).   Score information: A4, 3 pages, 74 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: A semi-diplomatic edition. Note-values are as in the original. Though the Chiavetti cleffing suggests a transposition the piece is left in the original key. Ficta are added sparingly.

General Information

Title: Sio canto et tu mi spacci
Composer: Antonio Scandello

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SecularMadrigal

Language: Italian
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1566 in El primo libro delle canzoni napoletane, no. 1

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Original text and translations

Italian.png Italian text

 S'io canto et tu mi spacci per cicala,
 et ti sai besse deliviersi miei
 o, mei amanti poveretti
 le donne voglion altro che sonetti.

English.png English translation

 I sing and you call me a cicada,
and you know how to change my heart,
oh, poor lovers, the women
want nothing but sonnets.