Candido e vago fiore (Cipriano de Rore)

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Editor: Pothárn Imre (submitted 2019-11-29).   Score information: A4, 4 pages, 97 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Transcribed from Il primo libro delle fiamme. Vaghi et dilettevoli madrigali, 1569 Scotto edition. Original key and note values. Alto notated in tenor clef.

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Title: Candido e vago fiore
Composer: Cipriano de Rore
Lyricist:

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

Language: Italian
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1565 in Le vive fiamme de’ vaghi e dilettevoli madrigali, 4, 5vv.

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Original text and translations

Italian.png Italian text

Candido e vago fiore,
Colto dalla più bella e rara mano
Che mai vedesse nel suo regno Amore;
Se ti vedrai lontano
Dalla mia donna bella,
Che vince in beltà la terza stella,
Non dei languir dell’atto dolce umano,
Ma temprar tua partita,
Coll’aver dato aita
Al più perfetto amante,
Ch’adora in terra le sue luci sante.

English.png English translation

Fair white flower,
Picked by the most beautiful and rare hand
That Love ever saw in his realm,
If I should ever see you far
From my beautiful lady,
Who surpasses the third star (Venus) in beauty,
Do not bemoan this sweet human deed,
But temper the twinge of your demise
For you will have come to the aid
Of the most consummate lover
Who worships his lover’s sacred eyes here on earth.