Occhi lucenti e belli (Luca Marenzio)

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General Information

Title: Occhi lucenti e belli
Composer: Luca Marenzio
Lyricist: Veronica Gambara

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

Language: Italian
Instruments: A cappella

Published: 1582 in Il terzo libro de madrigali a cinque voci, no. 12.

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Original text and translations

Italian.png Italian text

Occhi lucenti e belli
Com'esser può ch'in un medesmo istante
Nascan da voi sì nove forme, e tante?
Lieti, vaghi, superbi, humili, altieri
Vi mostrate in un punto, onde di speme
E di timor m'empiete,
E tanti effetti dolci, acerbi e fieri
Nel cor arso per voi vengono insieme
Ad ogn'hor che volete.
Hor, poi che voi mia vita e morte sete.
Occhi felici, occhi beati e cari,
Siate sempre sereni, allegri e chiari.

English.png English translation

Eyes bright and beautiful
How can it be that, in the selfsame moment,
Rising from you are such new forms, and so many of them?
Happy, vague, proud, humble, haughty
There shown, in a single moment, waves of hope
And of fear break over me,
And many effects, sweet, bitter and proud
Burned in my heart because of you, come together,
At any time you choose.
Now therefore, you are my life and death.
Happy eyes, blessed and loved eyes,
Always be calm, cheerful and bright.