Lucida perla (Luca Marenzio)

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  • NewScore.gif  (Posted 2017-09-30)   CPDL #46541:         
Editor: Willem Verkaik (submitted 2017-09-30).   Score information: Letter, 4 pages, 424 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: Lucida perla
Composer: Luca Marenzio
Lyricist: Giovanni Battista Guarini

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

Language: Italian
Instruments: A cappella

Published: 1595

Description: Prima parte. Find the second part as Oda'l ciel questi voti (Luca Marenzio)

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Original text and translations

Italian.png Italian text

Lucida perla a cui fu conca il cielo,
E tu di lui tesoro,
Tu pria con luminoso alto decoro,
D'Iddio fregiasti la corona e'l Regno,
Poi su'l Mintio prendesti humano velo,
Hora il piu ricco pegno
Del Re de Fiumi e nostra gloria sei,
E sarai madre ancor di semidei.