Bon cacciator giamai non perse caccia (Giovanni Ferretti)

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  • (Posted 2020-10-20)  CPDL #60955:       
Editor: Willem Verkaik (submitted 2020-10-20).   Score information: Letter, 3 pages, 296 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: Bon cacciator giamai non perse caccia
Composer: Giovanni Ferretti

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

Language: Italian
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1575 in Il secondo libro delle canzoni a sei voci, no. 20

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Original text and translations

Italian.png Italian text

Bon cacciator giamai non perse caccia.
Lo cane che la seguita l'arriva;
Però voglio seguir per sin che vivo.

English.png English translation

A good hunter never lost a catch.
The dog that chases it gets it;
therefore I want to chase as long as I live.
(Tr. Ruth I. DeFord)