Voi polita e leggiadra (Girolamo Belli)

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  • (Posted 2020-08-06)  CPDL #60031:       
Editor: Willem Verkaik (submitted 2020-08-06).   Score information: Letter, 4 pages, 354 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: Voi polita e leggiadra
Composer: Girolamo Belli

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

Language: Italian
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1587 in I furti amorosi, no. 18
Description: The music for the line "Ma Ninfe e Muse a quel tenor cantando" was "stolen" from Orlando di Lasso's madrigal Chiara fontana

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Original text and translations

Italian.png Italian text

Voi polita e leggiadra verde piaggia,
Al cui bei seno adorno,
Le vagh'herbette l'amorose fronde,
Forman lascive sponde,
E con grato soggiorno
Non pur stann'augelletti ivi saltando,
Ma Ninfe e Muse a quel tenor cantando,
Se le gratie d'amor tutte tenete,
Perche tal'hor' à me non le porgete.