Dissi a l'amata mia lucida stella (Cornelius Verdonck)

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General Information

Title: Dissi a l'amata mia lucida stella
Composer: Cornelius Verdonck

Number of voices: 2vv   Voicing: SA
Genre: SecularMadrigal

Language: Italian
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1590 in Bicinia, sive cantiones, no. 18

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Original text and translations

Italian.png Italian text

Dissi a l'amata mia, lucida stella
Che più d'ogn' altra luce,
Ed al mio cor adduce
Fiamme, strali e catene,
Ch'ogn'hor mi danno pene:
"Deh! morirò, cor mio.
Sì, morirai, ma non per mio desio."

German.png German translation

Ich sagte zu meinem geliebten klaren Stern,
daß er mehr als alle anderen leuchte
und meinem Herzen zufüge
Flammen, Strahlen und Ketten,
die mir alle Zeit Qualen bringen.
Ach, ich werde sterben, mein Herz,
auch du wirst sterben, aber nicht für mich, Geliebte.
Translation by Peter Rottländer