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Asciugate i begli occhi (Carlo Gesualdo)

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  • (Posted 2009-03-26)   CPDL #19116:  Icon_pdf.gif Icon_snd.gif Sibelius 5
Editor: Daniel Harmer (submitted 2009-03-26).   Score information: Letter, 3 pages, 33 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: Sibelius file is zipped.

General Information

Title: Asciugate i begli occhi
Composer: Carlo Gesualdo

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

Language: Italian
Instruments: A cappella

Published: Il Quinto Libro di Madrigali

Description:

Original text and translations

Italian.png Italian text

Asciugate i begli occhi,
Deh, cor mio, non piangete
Se lontano da voi gir mi vedete!
Ahi, che pianger debb'io misero e solo,
Ché partendo da voi m'uccide il duolo.

English.png English translation

Dry those lovely eyes,
alas, my beloved, do not weep
if you see me wandering far away from you.
For, ah, I must weep alone and in misery,
because as I part from you, I suffer such bitter pain that my days are numbered.

Translation by Mick Swithinbank