Vita de la mia vita (Luca Marenzio)

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Editor: Gerhard Weydt (submitted 2021-05-10).   Score information: A4, 4 pages, 129 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: Vita de la mia vita
Composer: Luca Marenzio
Lyricist: Torquato Tasso
Number of voices: 6vv   Voicing: SSATTB
Genre: SecularMadrigal

Language: Italian
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1584 Il secondo libro de madrigali a sei voci (Luca Marenzio), no. 14
  2nd published: 1605 in Nervi d'Orfeo, no. 61
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Original text and translations

See Io vidi già sotto l'ardente sole (Luca Marenzio) for the connection between these two madrigal texts.

Italian.png Italian text

Vita de la mia vita,
tu mi somigli pallidetta oliva,
o rosa scolorita.
Né di beltà sei priva,
ma in ogni aspetto tu mi sei gradita,
o lusinghiera, o schiva.
E se mi segui o fuggi,
soavemente mi consumi e struggi.

German.png German translation

Leben meines Lebens,
du erscheinst mir wie eine blässliche Olive
oder eine bleiche Rose.
An Schönheit fehlt es dir nicht,
aber mir bist du in jeder Hinsicht lieb,
ob verführerisch oder scheu.
Und ob du mir folgst oder mich fliehst,
sanft verzehrst und zerschmilzt du mich.

Translation by Gerhard Weydt

English.png English translation

Life of my life,
you appear to me like a pallid olive
or a bleak rose.
You do not lack beauty,
but to me you are dear in every way,
be it flattering or shunning.
And whether you follow or flee me,
gently you consume and melt me.

Translation by Gerhard Weydt