Rosa grata e gentile (Cornelius Verdonck)

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  • (Posted 2021-04-05)  CPDL #63916:       
Editor: Willem Verkaik (submitted 2021-04-05).   Score information: Letter, 5 pages, 361 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: Rosa grata e gentile
Composer: Cornelius Verdonck
Lyricist: Luigi Groto
Number of voices: 5vv   Voicing: SATTB
Genre: SecularMadrigal

Language: Italian
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1606 in Il Helicone, no. 22
Description:  Questo madrigale si può cantar a quatro voci, lasciandone fuori la quinta parte.
This madrigal can be sung by four voices, just leave out the Quinto voice.
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Original text and translations

Italian.png Italian text

Rosa grata,e gentile,
Nel letto, ch'ingemmaste, e dentro, e fuori,
Di variati fiori,
Facendol quale un prato a mezo Aprile.
Dov'io tener dovea dolce soggiorno,
Per farlo in somma adorno,
E prestarmi una notte gratiosa,
Mancava à tanti fior sola una Rosa.

Luigi Groto (Cieco d'Adria)