O dolcezz' amarissime (Seconda parte) (Giaches de Wert)

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  • (Posted 2017-06-26)   CPDL #45175:          (Finale 2014)
Editor: Willem Verkaik (submitted 2017-06-26).   Score information: Letter, 3 pages, 227 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Transposed up one note from G-dorian. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.

General Information

Title: O dolcezz' amarissime (Seconda parte)
Composer: Giaches de Wert
Lyricist: Giovanni Battista Guarini

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

Language: Italian
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1595 in L'undecimo libro de madrigali a cinque voci, no. 3

Description:There are five parts:

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Original text and translations

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O dolcezz' amarissime d'Amore,
 Quanto è piú duro perdervi, che mai
 Non v'haver ò provate ò posse-dute!
 Come saría l'amar felice stato,
 Se'l già goduto ben non si perdesse;
 O quando egli si perde,
 Ogni memoria ancora
 Del dileguato ben si dileguasse!