Per voi lasso conviene (Vittoria Aleotti)

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  • (Posted 2017-08-19)   CPDL #45975:   
Editor: Amelia LeClair (submitted 2017-08-19).   Score information: Letter, 5 pages, 62 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Please credit Amelia LeClair in your printed programs

General Information

Title: Per voi lasso conviene
Composer: Vittoria Aleotti
Lyricist: Unknown

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SecularMadrigal

Language: Italian
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1593 in Ghirlanda de madrigali, no. 13

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Original text and translations

Italian.png Italian text

Per voi, lasso, conviene
Ch’io viva e ch’io respire.
Vostre son le mie pene
Le lagrime e I sospiri,
Vostra è la vita ancor ch’acerba e ria,
E vostra al fin pur converrà che sia
Anche la morte mia.

It is for you, alas,
that I must live and breathe.
Yours are my sufferings,
my tears and sighs;
yours is my life, however bitter and wicked,
and in the end so should be
my death.