Chiari e lucenti stelle (Anonymous)

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  • (Posted 2016-04-16)  CPDL #39330:          (Finale 2014)
Editor: Willem Verkaik (submitted 2016-04-16).   Score information: Letter, 4 pages, 277 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Transposed down one note from G-mixolydian.

General Information

Title: Chiari e lucenti stelle
Composer: Anonymous

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

Language: Italian
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1600 in De floridi virtuosi d'Italia (Pierre Phalèse), no. 25

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Original text and translations

Italian.png Italian text

Chiari e lucenti stelle,
Crin d'oro e bianca neve,
Ch'ornate di mia Flor' il viso adorno,
Gigli che d'ogn' intorno
rendete soav' odor à cui si deve
Amor render humil con le fiammelle,
Deh mostrate à mia Flori con vaghezza,
Quant' in se chiude angelica bellezza.