Mentre gira soave (Luzzasco Luzzaschi)

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  • (Posted 2016-07-14)   CPDL #40341:          (Finale 2014)
Editor: Willem Verkaik (submitted 2016-07-14).   Score information: Letter, 4 pages, 268 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Transposed down one note from D-minor. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.

General Information

Title: Mentre gira soave
Composer: Luzzasco Luzzaschi
Lyricist:

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

Language: Italian
Instruments: A cappella

Published: 1576

Description: The second part can be found as Felici Colli e tu Fiume.


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Original text and translations

Italian.png Italian text

Mentre gira soave i chiari lumi i Renata,
E spiega l'aure e chiome bionde,
Corron del Po su le fiorite sponde,
Per mirar lei tutti i terestri numi,
Al suo splendor l'istesso Re de Fiumi,
Affrena le veloci e rapid' onde,
Vestonsi i prati di piu verdi fronde,
E in vaghi fior tornan gli acuti dumi.