Viva la donna mia (Benedetto Pallavicino)

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  • (Posted 2019-04-14)  CPDL #53967:       
Editor: Willem Verkaik (submitted 2019-04-14).   Score information: Letter, 3 pages, 335 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Transposed up one note from G-mixolydian.

General Information

Title: Viva la donna mia
Composer: Benedetto Pallavicino

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

Language: Italian
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1585 in Madrigali a 5 voci, libro 3, no. 13

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Original text and translations

Italian.png Italian text

Viva la donna mia,
Sempre leggiadra e bella,
Com'ella piu desia,
Poi ch'in lei la pietate,
Orna con honestà la sua beltate,
E chi veder desia,
Donna leggiadra e bella,
Miri la donna mia,
La cui invitta beltate,
Vince con honestà la sua pietate.