A un giro sol (Claudio Monteverdi)

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  • CPDL #29699:     
Editor: Peter Rottländer (submitted 2013-07-24).   Score information: A4, 4 pages, 129 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: A un giro sol
Composer: Claudio Monteverdi

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

Language: Italian
Instruments: unknown

First published: 1603 in Il quarto libro de madrigali a cinque voci (Claudio Monteverdi), no. 11


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Original text and translations

Italian.png Italian text

A un giro sol de' begl'occhi lucenti
ride l'aria d'intorno,
e 'l mar s'acqueta e i venti,
e si fa il ciel d'un altro lume adorno,
sol io le luci ho lagrimose e meste.
Certo quando nasceste
cosí crudel e ria,
nacque la morte mia.

English.png English translation

At a single glance from [your] beautiful shining eyes
the breeze laughs all around,
and the sea is calmed, the winds too,
and it's as if the sky were adorned with another light,
only my eyes are tearful and sad.
Truly, when you were born,
so cruel and wicked,
my death was born too.