O bella Ninfa mia (Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina)

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General Information

Title: O bella Ninfa mia
Composer: Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina
Lyricist:

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

Language: Italian
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1583 in Harmonia celeste, no. 29
  2nd published: 1585 in Dolci affetti, no. 7

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Original text and translations

Italian.png Italian text

O bella Ninfa mia,
Ch'al fuoco spento,
Rendi le fiamme anzi riscald'il gielo,
I fium'affren'e fai stabil'il vento,
Nel piu turbat'e piu commesso cielo,
Taccia chi creder vole,
Haver di voi piu ragg'e piu splendore,
In orient'il sole,
Albergo vero del tirann'Amore.