Es tan violento el estrago (Francisco Valls)

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  • CPDL #13494:        (Sibelius 2)
Editor: Jonathan Goodliffe (submitted 2007-01-26).   Score information: A4, 2 pages, 49 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Value of notes halved. Setting of words to choral parts difficult in places. Spanish accentuation modernised. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.

General Information

Title: Es tan violento el estrago
Composer: Francisco Valls

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SSSA
Genre: SecularVillancico

Language: Spanish
Instruments: Basso continuo

First published: 1742 in Mapa Armonico Practico

Description: Facsimile manuscript, including this score, published by Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas. Score uses non-standard notation including void notes and (it seems) different colours to indicate values of notes (facsimile is monochrome). Given as an example of "estilo madrigalesco teatral".

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Original text and translations

Spanish.png Spanish text

Es tan violento el estrago de tus ojos peregrinos,
que aún primero que el estrago se advierte en ellos lo impío.
Ay que me abrasó ay dulce hechizo, ay ten las iras, ay dueño mio,
pues sabes que a lo hermoso, sobra lo esquivo.

English.png English translation

[Tentative: original text is very obscure]

The wickedness of your handsome eyes is so intense
that their impiety is more apparent that their wickedness.
Ah sweet fascination consumes me, ah hold your anger, ah my master,
for you know that reserve is superior to beauty.