Ecco ch'io lass'il core (Anonymous)

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  • (Posted 2020-10-01)  CPDL #60752:       
Editor: Willem Verkaik (submitted 2020-10-01).   Score information: Letter, 4 pages, 353 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: Ecco ch'io lass'il core
Composer: Anonymous

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

Language: Italian
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1575 in Il secondo libro delle canzoni a sei voci (Giovanni Ferretti), no. 8
Description: The composer as given in the partbooks is D'incerto

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Original text and translations

Italian.png Italian text

Ecco ch'io lass'il core
A chi nutrisce il suo del mio dolore.
Deh come vivrò io
Lungi d'ogni ben mio?
Dunque morrom-mi, e perché chi m'annoia
Viva della mia mort'in maggior gioia.

English.png English translation

Here I give my heart
to one who feeds hers on my sorrow.
Alas, how will I live
far from my trea-sure?
Therefore I will die, so that the one who tortures me
can live in greater joy because of my death.
(Tr. Ruth I. DeFord)