O faccia che rallegra il paradiso (Giovanni Ferretti)

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  • (Posted 2020-10-24)  CPDL #61004:       
Editor: Willem Verkaik (submitted 2020-10-24).   Score information: Letter, 3 pages, 341 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: O faccia che rallegra il paradiso
Composer: Giovanni Ferretti

Number of voices: 6vv   Voicing: SAATTB

Genre: SecularMadrigal

Language: Italian
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1575 in Il secondo libro delle canzoni a sei voci, no. 22

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Original text and translations

Italian.png Italian text

O faccia che rallegra il paradiso,
O occhi ch'illustrate la mia vita,
Porgetemi di gratia qualche aita.

English.png English translation

O face that cheers paradise,
o eyes that illuminate my life,
give me for mercy some help.
(Tr. Ruth I. DeFord)