Perche fuggirmi, ahi lasso (Scipione Dentice)

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  • (Posted 2023-11-16)  CPDL #77390:       
Editor: Willem Verkaik (submitted 2023-11-16).   Score information: Letter, 4 pages, 289 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: Perche fuggirmi, ahi lasso
Composer: Scipione Dentice
Lyricist: Giovanni Battista Guarini
Number of voices: 5vv   Voicing: SATTB
Genre: SecularMadrigal

Language: Italian
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1607 in Il quinto libro de madrigali a cinque voci, no. 15
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Original text and translations

Italian.png Italian text

Perche fuggirmi, ahi lasso,
S'havete del mio fin tanto desio,
Voi pur set'il cor mio,
E vi pensat'ò cruda co'l fuggire.
Affrettarm'il morire,
Ahi morir non si può senza dolore,
E doler non si può chi non ha core.

Giovanni Battista Guarini, Rime (1599), madrigale 7, p.35
(Find the first line as"Lasso, perche mi fuggi")