Son sì belle le rose (Carlo Gesualdo)

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  • (Posted 2014-12-27)   CPDL #33895:   
Editor: Christos Christodoulou (submitted 2014-12-27).   Score information: A4, 3 pages, 46 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: Son sì belle le rose
Composer: Carlo Gesualdo
Lyricist: Giovanni Battista Guarini

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

Language: Italian
Instruments: A cappella

First Published: 1594 in Madrigali a 5 voci, libro primo, no. 17.

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Original text and translations

Italian.png Italian text

Son sì belle le rose
che in voi natura pose
come quelle che l’arte
nel vago seno ha sparte.
Non so, mirando poi,
se voi le rose, o sian le rose voi.