Deh dimm'amor (Jacques Arcadelt)

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  • (Posted 2018-11-22)   CPDL #52301:   
Editor: Allen Garvin (submitted 2018-11-22).   Score information: Letter, 3 pages, 413 kB   Copyright: CC BY NC
Edition notes:
  • CPDL #33035:       
Editor: Pothárn Imre (submitted 2014-09-27).   Score information: A4, 3 pages, 69 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Original pitch (chiavi naturali) and note-values. Alto part is in tenor clef.

General Information

Title: Deh dimm'amor
Composer: Jacques Arcadelt
Lyricist: Michelangelo Buonarroti

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SecularMadrigal

Language: Italian
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1539 in Il primo libro de' madrigali a 4 voci, no. 1.35


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Original text and translations

Italian.png Italian text

Deh dimmi amor se l'alma di costei
fussi pietosa come ha bello il volto
s'alcun saria sì stolto
ch'a se non si togliesse e desse a lei
ed io che più potrei
servirla amarla se mi fusse amica
che sendomi nemica
l'amo più ch'allor far non doverei.