Che fai meco (Carlo Gesualdo)

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Title: Che fai meco
Composer: Carlo Gesualdo

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

Language: Italian
Instruments: A cappella

Published: Il Quatro Libro di Madrigali - 1596

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Original text and translations

Italian.png Italian text

Che fai meco, mio cor misero e solo?
Deh, vanne, omai là dove Sue grazie
Amor da due begli occhi piove!
Apri a la gioia il seno
Nè ti doglia, il morir, se verrai meno
Poichè non è ch’aspire
Mortal di girne al Ciel e non morire.
 

English.png English translation

What do you do to me my heart, wretched and alone?
Ah, anon to go to where
Love rains down his favors from two lovely eyes;
open the heart to joy,
so that Death not harm you should you faint,
for what mortal could wish
to go to Heaven and not to die.