Fa una canzona (Orazio Vecchi)

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General Information

Title: Fa una canzona
Composer: Orazio Vecchi

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SecularMadrigal

Language: Italian
Instruments: A cappella

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Original text and translations

Italian.png Italian text

Fa una canzona senza note nere
Se mai bramasti la mia grazia havere
Falla d'un tuonó ch'invita al dormire,
Dolcemente, dolcemente facendo la finire.

Per entro non vi spargere durezze
Che le mie orecchie non vi sono avezze
Falla d'un tuonó...

Ne vi far cifra o segno contra segno
Sopra ogni cosa quest'è'l mio disegno
Falla d'un tuonó...

Con questo stile il fortunato Orfeo
Proserpina la giù placar poteo,
Falla d'un tuonó...

Questo è lo stile che quetar già feo
Con dolcezza à Saul lo spirto reo!
Falla d'un tuonó ...

English.png English translation

Write a song with no black notes
If you ever wanted my favour
Write it so that it will bring me to sleep
Make it end sweetly, sweetly.

Don't put any harshness into it
Because my ears are not used to that
Write it so that ...

Don't write numbers, or counterpoint
This is my main design
Write it so that ...

Using this style lucky Orpheus
Managed to pacify Proserpina, down under
Write it so that ...

This is the style which sweetly appeased
Saul's fierce spirit!
Write it so that ...