Ancor che per amarti (Carlo Gesualdo)

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General Information

Title: Ancor che per amarti
Composer: Carlo Gesualdo

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

Language: Italian
Instruments: A cappella

Published: 1613 in Il Sesto Libro di Madrigali.

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Original text and translations

Italian.png Italian text

Ancor che per amarti io mi consumi
in ogni parte e non a me rimiri
tu, bramata cagion di miei martiri—
deh, volgi omai ver me gli amati lumi
poi che vil fango ancor rimirar suole
senza oscurar i suoi bei raggi, il Sole.

English.png English translation

Although every part of me is consumed by love
for you and you do not look at
me, longed-for cause of my torture—
ah, turn already your beloved eyes to me,
for the Sun can look upon lowly mud
without its lovely rays being dimmed.

Translation by Campelli