Un tempo sospirava (Giovanni Ferretti)

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  • (Posted 2015-01-14)   CPDL #34315:     
Editor: Allen Garvin (submitted 2015-01-14).   Score information: Letter, 4 pages, 70 kB   Copyright: CC BY NC
Edition notes: Parts and source available on IMSLP.

General Information

Title: Un tempo sospirava
Composer: Giovanni Ferretti

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

Language: Italian
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1568 in Il primo libro delle canzoni à 6 voci (Scotto press, Venice)
  2nd published: 1585 in Symphonia angelica, no. 55

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Original text and translations

Italian.png Italian text

Un tempo sospirava,
piangev' e lacrimava;
Sol per volere bene
a chi mi dava pene.
E mo cantando vò,
Non ardo come prima, no no no.