Ah che non si conviene (Claudio Monteverdi)

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  • CPDL #32483:     
Editor: Peter Rottländer (submitted 2014-07-21).   Score information: A4, 3 pages, 98 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: Ah che non si conviene
Composer: Claudio Monteverdi

Number of voices: 2vv   Voicing: TT
Genre: SecularMadrigal

Language: Italian
Instruments: Basso continuo

Published: 1619

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Original text and translations

Italian.png Italian text

Ah, che non si conviene
romper la fede a chi la fe’ mantiene.
Il mio fermo voler è quell’istesso
lontan da voi, ch’esservi suole appresso,
nè può cangiarlo morte,
nè sia malvagia sorte:
ma, fermo come a l’onda immobil scoglio,
e viver vostro e morir vostro io voglio.
 

English.png English translation

Alas, it’s unwise
to wrest faith from he who has it.
My love remains constant,
be I faraway or near you,
and not even death can change it
nor bad luck:
thus, steady as a rock in a storm,
to live and die with you is my desire.