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Ma tu, cagion di quella atroce pena (Carlo Gesualdo)

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Editor: Daniel Harmer (submitted 2009-04-02).   Score information: Letter, 3 pages, 35 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: Sibelius file is zipped.

General Information

Title: Ma tu, cagion di quella atroce pena
Composer: Carlo Gesualdo

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

Language: Italian
Instruments: A cappella

Published: 1613

Description: Book 5 Madrigals, No. 18. This the second part of Poiché l'avida, which is No. 17.

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Original text and translations

Italian.png Italian text

Ma tu, cagion di quella atroce pena
Che a la morte mi mena,
Mira, mal grado tuo, pietoso effetto
De la tua crudeltà, del mio tormento,
Che, morendo, al mio duol morte non sento.

English.png English translation

But you, the cause of that appalling torture
which will end my life,
see how, despite yourself, one merciful effect flows
from your cruelty and the suffering it inflicts:
as I die, I am already in such torment
that I shall be oblivious to the pain of dying.

Translation by Mick Swithinbank