Si volse Armida, e'l rimirò (Francesco Eredi)

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  • (Posted 2021-04-30)  CPDL #64252:       
Editor: Willem Verkaik (submitted 2021-04-30).   Score information: Letter, 4 pages, 325 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: Si volse Armida, e'l rimirò
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. 15
Description: This madrigal is Part 6 of 10 madrigals, as can be seen in L'Armida del Tasso

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Original text and translations

Italian.png Italian text

Si volse Armida, e'l rimirò improvvisò;
Che nol sentì quando da prima ei venne.
Alzò le strida, e dall' amato viso
Torse le luci disdegnosa, e svenne.
Ella cadea , quasi fior mezzo inciso,
Piegando il lento collo: ei la sostenne.
Le fè d'un braccio al bel fianco colonna:
E'ntanto al sen le rallentò la gonna.

Gerusalemme liberata 20/128

English.png English translation

She turns and, ere she knows, her lord she spies,
 Whose coming was unwished, unthought, unknown,
 She shrieks, and twines away her sdainful eyes
 From his sweet face, she falls dead in a swoon,
 Falls as a flower half cut, that bending lies:
 He held her up, and lest she tumble down,
 Under her tender side his arm he placed,
 His hand her girdle loosed, her gown unlaced;

Translated by Edward Fairfax (1560-1635)