Donna, se m'ancidete (Carlo Gesualdo)

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  • (Posted 2014-12-29)  CPDL #33938:     
Editor: Christos Christodoulou (submitted 2014-12-29).   Score information: A4, 5 pages, 50 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: Donna, se m'ancidente
Composer: Carlo Gesualdo

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

Language: Italian
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1595 in Madrigali a 5 voci, libro terzo, no. 17


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Original text and translations

Italian.png Italian text

Donna, se m’ancidete
la mia vita sarete,
nè sperate già più ch’io chieggi aita.
Se amara è la mia vita,
dolce sia la mia morte.
Così, cangiando sorte,
la mia vita sarete,
donna, se m’ancidete.