Alma mia dove t'en vai (Marco da Gagliano)

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  • (Posted 2018-03-03)   CPDL #48962:         
Editor: Wim Looyestijn (submitted 2018-03-03).   Score information: A4, 2 pages, 28 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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Title: Alma mia dove ten' va
Composer: Marco da Gagliano
Lyricist: Giovanni Girolamo Kapsperger

Number of voices: 2vv   Voicing: SA
Genre: SecularMadrigal

Language: Italian
Instruments: Basso continuo

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Original text and translations

Italian.png Italian text

Alma mia dove te ne vai?
alma mia chi fuggi tu?
Un che adora i tuoi bei rai,
ond'il cor ferito fu?

Lagrimate, occhi dolente,
lagrimate, ella s’en va.
Infelici, eccovi spenti,
senza i rai di sua beltà.

Ne vedrò la man di rose,
ch'alla Aurora scorno fà
ne le ciglia luminose
dove Amor con arco stà.

Sentirò ben giù nel seno,
foco tal ch'io ne morrò.
Lungi apresso ardon’ non meno,
quei begl'occhi, e ben lo sò.

English.png English translation

My love, where do you go?
From whom do you flee?
One who loves your bright eyes
in his heart has been wounded?

Let your tears flow, weeping eyes,
when she goes away.
Unhappy, you’ve lost it all
without her shining beauty.

I shall not see her rosy hand,
it puts shame to Aurora,
nor her bright shining eyes,
where Amor stands with his bow.

I shall feel deep in tmy breast
a fire of which I shall die.
Far or near they burn me no less,
those beautiful eyes,and I know it well.