Eran Ninfe e Pastori (Alessandro Striggio)

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  • (Posted 2018-02-02)   CPDL #48644:         
Editor: Wim Looyestijn (submitted 2018-02-02).   Score information: A4, 7 pages, 91 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: This madrigal is part 18 from "Il Trionfo di Dori", a series of 29 madrigals by various composers and poets, all ending with the exclamation "Viva la bella Dori". English translation adopted from Tactus. Dutch translation by editor. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • CPDL #10774:      (Finale 2000)   (Finale 2006)
Editor: Sabine Cassola (submitted 2006-01-15).   Score information: Letter, 4 pages, 113 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Eran Ninfe e Pastori - alla quinta bassa - Alessandro Striggio (1535-1595) Il Trionfo di Dori descritto e posto in musica, da altrettanto autori a sei voci
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General Information

Title: Eran Ninfe e Pastori
Composer: Alessandro Striggio

Number of voices: 6vv   Voicing: SSATTB
Genre: SecularMadrigal

Language: Italian
Instruments: A cappella

Published: Il Trionfo di Dori, descritto da diversi, et posto in Musica, à Sei Voci, da altretanti Autori. In Venetia Appresso Angelo Gardano. 1592. Kassel, Landesbibliothek und Murhardsche Bibliothek der Stadt Kassel.

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Original text and translations

Italian.png Italian text

Eran Ninfe e Pastori uniti
Contra le Grazi’ e con gl’Amori
E di suon’e di canti facean tal armonia
Che si fermav’il sol, l’herba fioria;
Poi di ros’e d’acanti
Tessevano ghirlande d’amaranti
E nei versi dicean cogliend’i fiori:
Viva, viva la bella Dori!

English.png English text

Nymphs and shepherds,
united with the graces and the gods of love
and with music and songs,
produced such harmony
that the sun stood still and the grass flowered.
Then from roses, acanthus,
and amaranth they wove garlands
and, in their verses, gathering flowers, they said:
“Long live fair Dori!”.

Dutch.png Dutch text

Nimfen en herders, tesamen
met de gratiën en de liefdesgoden,
maakten met muziek en liederen,
zo'n harmonieus geluid
dat de zon stil stond, en het gras bloeide.
Toen weefden zij slingers van rozen,
bereklauwen en kattestaarten,
en, bloemen rapend, zongen zij:
"Leve de schone Dori!"