Ch'io ami la mia vita (Claudio Monteverdi)

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  • CPDL #32367:     
Editor: Peter Rottländer (submitted 2014-06-30).   Score information: A4, 3 pages, 96 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Original key
  • CPDL #32366:     
Editor: Peter Rottländer (submitted 2014-06-30).   Score information: A4, 3 pages, 97 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: A fourth down according to chiavette convention
  • CPDL #27692:      (MuP)
Editor: Vincent Carpentier (submitted 2012-12-02).   Score information: A4, 3 pages, 43 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes:
Error.gif Possible error(s) identified. Error summary: Measure 37, Tenore should read "non la vi-ta", rather than "non la mia vi"
  • CPDL #21730:     
Editor: Lewis Jones (submitted 2010-06-03).   Score information: A4, 5 pages, 52 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Down a fifth according to chiavette transposition.
  • CPDL #02448:   
Editor: Nicola Fiorino (submitted 2001-04-02).   Score information: A4, 7 pages, 172 kB    Copyright: Personal
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General Information

Title: Ch'io ami la mia vita
Composer: Claudio Monteverdi

Number of voices: 5vv   Voicings: SSATB or ATTBB
Genre: SecularMadrigal

Language: Italian
Instruments: A cappella

Published: [[Claudio_Monteverdi#Il_primo_libro_de_madrigali_.28First_book_of_madrigals.2C_Venice.2C_1587.29|Il primo libro de madrigali]] (Venice, 1587)

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Original text and translations

Italian.png Italian text

Ch'ami la vita mia nel tuo bel nome
Par che si legg'ogn'hora
Ma tu voi pur ch'io mora.
Se'l ver porti in te scritto,
Acqueta co'i begli occhi il cor afflitto,
Acciò letto non sia
Ch'ami la morte e non la vita mia.