O dolce vita mia (Giulio Renaldi)

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  • (Posted 2020-11-15)  CPDL #61470:         
Editor: Gerhard Weydt (submitted 2020-11-15).   Score information: A4, 3 pages, 104 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: O dolce vita mia
Composer: Giulio Renaldi
Lyricist:

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

Language: Italian
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1576 Di Giulio Renaldi padoano madregali e canzoni alla napolitana a cinque voci
  2nd published: 1590 in Gemmae musicalis Liber Tertius, no. 41
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Original text and translations

Italian.png Italian text

O dolce vita mia,
Perché mi sei tanto spietata e ria?
Abbracciami, ben mio,
Contenta una sol volta il mio desire,
E poi fammi morire.

German.png German translation

O mein süßes Leben,
warum bist du zu mir so unbarmherzig und boshaft?
Umarme mich, meine Geliebte,
befriedige ein einziges Mal meine Begierde,
und dann lass mich sterben.

Translation by Gerhard Weydt
English.png English translation

O my sweet life,
why are you to me so merciless and malicious?
Embrace me, my beloved,
satisfy for once my desire,
and then let me die.

Translation by Gerhard Weydt
French.png French translation

O ma douce vie,
pourquoi est-ce que tu es si impitoyable et méchant envers moi ?
Embrasse-moi, mon amour,
et contente mon désir une seule fois,
et puis fais-moi mourir.

Translation by Gerhard Weydt