Felice l'alma (Alessandro Striggio)

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  • (Posted 2015-01-04)   CPDL #34124:     
Editor: Allen Garvin (submitted 2015-01-04).   Score information: Letter, 3 pages, 86 kB   Copyright: CC BY NC
Edition notes: Parts and source available at IMSLP. Transcribed from 1560 edition.
  • CPDL #29855:      (XML)
Editor: Renato Calcaterra (submitted 2013-08-16).   Score information: A4, 4 pages, 121 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: The source (MusicXML) file is zipped. Transcribed from the “Primo libro de Madrigali a cinque voci” - Gardano 1564. The notes' values and the accidentals are as in the manuscript. The notes' values within the "ligaturæ" are semibreves. The “musica ficta” suggestion are in the MIDI and MusicXML files.

General Information

Title: Felice l'alma
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. 3

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Original text and translations

Italian.png Italian text

Felice l'alma che per voi sospira
Lumi del ciel per liqual'io ringratio
La vita che per altro non m'è a grado
Oimè perche si rado
Mi date quel ond'io mai non son satio
Perchè non piu sovente
Mirate qual Amor di me fa stratio
E perchè mi spogliat'immantinente
Del ben ch'ad hor ad hor l'anima sente.