Dolcemente dormiva la mia Clori (Ruggiero Giovannelli)

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Title: Dolcemente dormiva la mia Clori
Composer: Ruggiero Giovannelli
Lyricist: Torquato Tasso

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

Language: Italian
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1593 in Il secondo libro de Madrigali a cinque, no. 2

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Original text and translations

Italian.png Italian text

Dolcemente dormiva la mia Clori
e 'ntorno al suo bel volto
givan scherzando i pargoletti Amori.
Mirav'io, da me tolto,
con gran diletto lei,
quando dir mi sentii: « Stolto, che fai?
Tempo perduto non s’acquista mai.»
Allor io mi chinai così pian piano,
e baciandole il viso
provai quanta dolcezza ha il paradiso.
 

English.png English translation

Clori slept sweetly
as around her pretty face
love cherubs flew merrily.
I, absent-minded
and full of joy, watched her,
when I heard myself say: "Fool, what gives?
Missed chances never come again."
Thus, I bent down, ever so slowly,
and, when I kissed her face,
I tasted Heaven's sweetness.
 

Translation by Campelli

French.png French translation

Ma Clori dormait doucement
et autour de son beau visage
volaient et plaisantaient petits Amours.
Perdu dans mes pensées je la regardais
avec grand délice,
quand je m'entendis dire: « Fou, que fais-tu?
Le temps perdu ne se récupère jamais. »
Alors je m'inclinais lentement
et embrassant son visage
je goûtais toute la douceur du paradis.
 

Translation by Campelli