Tu sei la causa de la morte mia (Antonio Scandello)

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  • (Posted 2019-07-12)  CPDL #54755:         
Editor: Andreas Stenberg (submitted 2019-07-12).   Score information: A4, 2 pages, 67 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: A semidiplomatoric 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: Tu sei la causa, dela morte mia
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. 3

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Original text and translations

Italian.png Italian text

 Tu sei la causa de la morte mia,
 Et facialo lo cielo con la terra
 cagnazza pierra nat' in barbaria
 Tu sei la causa de la morte mia.

English.png English translation

You are the cause of my death,
 And you face the sky and the earth
 bitching ground born of barbarism
 You are the cause of my death.

NB. The translation is very raw and may be improved.