Era la mia virtù (Alessandro Striggio)

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  • (Posted 2018-11-15)   CPDL #52017:   
Editor: Allen Garvin (submitted 2018-11-15).   Score information: Letter, 2 pages, 75 kB   Copyright: CC BY NC
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  • CPDL #30176:      (XML)
Editor: Renato Calcaterra (submitted 2013-09-22).   Score information: A4, 3 pages, 92 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: Era la mia virtù
Composer: Alessandro Striggio

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

Language: Italian
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1564 in Primo libro de madrigali a cinque voci, no. 24

Description: The notes' values are as in the manuscript. The “musica ficta” suggestion are in the MIDI and MusicXML files.

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Original text and translations

Italian.png Italian text

Era la mia virtu quasi smarrita
Quando con la sua man Amor istesso
Fece'i miei labri a quei bei labri'appresso
E là subito corse l'anima
E stet'in forse
O di tornar o pur da me partire
Poi mi sentì morire.