Vaghi e lieti fanciulli (Luca Marenzio)

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  • (Posted 2018-11-14)  CPDL #51970:   
Editor: Allen Garvin (submitted 2018-11-14).   Score information: Letter, 5 pages, 97 kB   Copyright: CC BY NC
Edition notes: Edition #51970 has the wrong wording "liete" instead of the correct "lieti" (checked with the original print).

General Information

Title: Vaghi e lieti fanciulli
Composer: Luca Marenzio
Lyricist: Petronio Barbati , from the canzone Porgetemi la lira.

Number of voices: 6vv   Voicing: SSSATB
Genre: SecularMadrigal

Language: Italian
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1584 in Il secondo libro de madrigali a sei voci, no. 3
  2nd published: 1605 in Nervi d'Orfeo, no. 67
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Original text and translations

Italian.png Italian text

Vaghi e lieti fanciulli
Guidate dolci amorosetti balli
Premete i duri calli
Saltando co'l pie sciolto bei trastulli
E con nuova maniera
Circondate l'altare in longa schiera
Lodando ad ogni or meco
Questo di che portommi al mondo seco.