O fugace dolcezza (Orlando di Lasso)

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  • (Posted 2018-07-11)   CPDL #50487:         
Editor: Willem Verkaik (submitted 2018-07-11).   Score information: Letter, 3 pages, 251 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: O fugace dolcezza
Composer: Orlando di Lasso
Lyricist: Francesco Petrarca

Number of voices: 5vv   Voicings: STTTB or SATTB
Genre: SecularMadrigal

Language: Italian
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1584 in Continuation du mellange, no.  
  2nd published: 1587 in Madrigali novamente composti a 5 voci, no. 16
  3rd published: 1587 in Madrigali a 4-6 voci novamente composti, no. 12
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Original text and translations

Italian.png Italian text

O fugace dolcezza! o viver lasso!
Chi mi ti tolse sí tosto d'inanzi,
Senza'l qual non sapea mover un passo?
Dove se hor, che meco eri pur dianzi?
Ben è'l viver mortal, che sí n' agrada,
Sogno d'infermi e fola di romanzi!
  Trionfo d'Amore, IV 61-66