Sudden passions (Alessandro Orologio)

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  • (Posted 2021-02-13)  CPDL #62878:     
Editor: Mick Swithinbank (submitted 2021-02-13).   Score information: A4, 4 pages, 54 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: At pitch.

General Information

Title: Sudden passions (in Morley's print "Soden passons")
Composer: Alessandro Orologio

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

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

    2nd published: 1598 Madrigals to five voices
Description: Source: Madrigals to five voices, selected out of the best approved Italian authors by Thomas Morley, pub. Thomas East, 1598

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Original text and translations

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Sudden passion with strange and rare tormenting
increaseth grief, and more it breeds my sorrow
the cause increased doth blear mine eyes with weeping
and daunt my thoughts from even until the morrow,
in this unrestful pain long must I languish,
till death draw near to rid my heart from anguish.