Baciai per aver vita (Vittoria Aleotti)

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  • (Posted 2017-08-19)  CPDL #45964:   
Editor: Amelia LeClair (submitted 2017-08-19).   Score information: Letter, 6 pages, 60 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Please credit Amelia LeClair in your printed programs.

General Information

Title: Baciai per aver Vita
Composer: Vittoria Aleotti
Lyricist: Giovanni Battista Guarini

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SecularMadrigal

Language: Italian
Instruments: A cappella

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Description: from Ghirlanda de Madrigali, 1593

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Original text and translations

Italian.png Italian text

Baciai per aver vita,
Ch’ov’è bellezza è vita,
ed ebbi morte:
Ma morte sì gradita,
Che più bramata sorte
Vivendo non avrei:
Nè più bramar potrei
Da sì soave bocca in un bel volto.
Baciando, il cor mi fu rapito,
e tolto.