Se per lieve ferita (Carlo Gesualdo)

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  • (Posted 2014-12-28)  CPDL #33904:     
Editor: Christos Christodoulou (submitted 2014-12-28).   Score information: A4, 8 pages, 78 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: The whole two-parts madrigal.
  • (Posted 2013-12-16)  CPDL #30796:     
Editor: Christopher Boveroux (submitted 2013-12-16).   Score information: Letter, 6 pages, 935 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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  • (Posted 2013-12-09)  CPDL #30744:  Network.png
Editor: Fernando Gómez Jácome (submitted 2013-12-09).   Score information: A4, 3 pages, 63 kB   Copyright: Personal
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General Information

Title: Se per lieve ferita
Composer: Carlo Gesualdo
Lyricist: Anonymous

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

Language: Italian
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1594 in Madrigali a 5 voci, libro secondo, no. 4
Description: First part of a two-parts madrigal. Second part: Che sentir deve il petto mio (Carlo Gesualdo)

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Original text and translations

Italian.png Italian text

Se per lieve ferita
onde te stessa offendi
così dogliosa, o bella man, ti rendi,
mentre tue bianche nevi
rare inostrano e brevi
di liquidi rubin purpuree stille.