Mesola, il Po da lato (Giaches de Wert)

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  • (Posted 2015-01-13)   CPDL #34294:     
Editor: Allen Garvin (submitted 2015-01-13).   Score information: Letter, 8 pages, 123 kB   Copyright: CC BY NC
Edition notes: Parts and source available at IMSLP.

General Information

Title: Mesola, il Po da lato
Composer: Giaches de Wert
Lyricist: Torquato Tasso

Number of voices: 6vv   Voicing: SSATTB
Genre: SecularMadrigal

Language: Italian
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1588 in Il nono libro de madrigali a cinque et sei voci, no. 13

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Original text and translations

Italian.png Italian text

Mesola, il Po da lato, e ’l mar a fronte,
Ed intorno le mura e dentro i boschi,
E i seggi ombrosi e foschi
Fanno le tue bellezze altère e conte;
E sono opre d’Alfonso, e più non fece
Mai l’arte o la natura, e far non lece.