O che felice giorno (Giovanni Gabrieli)
- Editor: Gerhard Weydt (submitted 2021-07-17). Score information: A4, 8 pages, 172 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes: In many parts the work appears to be written for double choir, but as there is no indication of that in the sources, the edition presents the work without such a separation.
Title: O che felice giorno
Composer: Giovanni Gabrieli
Number of voices: 8vv Voicing: SSAATTBB
Genre: Secular, Madrigal
Instruments: A cappella
First published: 1590 in Dialoghi musicali (Angelo Gardano), no. 26
2nd published: 1596 in Madrigali a otto voci (Pierre Phalèse), no. 2
3rd published: 1597 in Fiori del Giardino, no. 51
Description: Francesco Rasi's "O che felice giorno" uses a nearly identical opening phrase, albeit with a text continuing differently.
Original text and translations
O che felice giorno
Oh welch glücklicher Tag
O succh a happy day