Languisce e moro, ahi, cruda (Carlo Gesualdo)

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  • (Posted 2014-12-28)  CPDL #33919:     
Editor: Christos Christodoulou (submitted 2014-12-28).   Score information: A4, 4 pages, 50 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: Languisce e moro, ahi, cruda
Composer: Carlo Gesualdo
Lyricist: Anon.

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

Language: Italian
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1595 in Madrigali a 5 voci, libro terzo, no. 3


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Original text and translations

Italian.png Italian text

Languisce e moro, ahi, cruda
ma tu fera cagion de la mia sorte
deh, per pietà consola
si dolorosa morte
d’una lagrima sola
onde dica per fin del mio languire
hor che pietosa sei dolc’è il morire.