Anchor ch'io possa dire (Alessandro Striggio)

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  • (Posted 2015-01-07)   CPDL #34171:     
Editor: Allen Garvin (submitted 2015-01-07).   Score information: Letter, 6 pages, 101 kB   Copyright: CC BY NC
Edition notes: Parts and source available on IMSLP.

General Information

Title: Anchor ch'io possa dire
Composer: Alessandro Striggio
Lyricist: Girolamo Parabosco

Number of voices: 6vv   Voicing: SATTTB
Genre: SecularMadrigal

Language: Italian
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1560 in Primo libro de madrigali a sei voci, no. 2
  2nd published: 1591 in Melodia Olympica, no. 59
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Original text and translations

Italian.png Italian text

Anchor ch'io possa dire,
Che d'haver vita il cor soltanto sente
Quant' a voi son presente;
Poi che non m'è concesso
Esservi ogn'hor appresso,
Mai non vorrei venire,
Mia vita, innanzi a voi,
Tant' ho dolor de la partita poi.