Sola soletta (Girolamo Conversi)

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  • CPDL #32742:        (Sibelius 5)
Editor: Jonathan Goodliffe (submitted 2014-08-20).   Score information: Letter, 2 pages, 35 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: Sola soletta
Composer: Girolamo Conversi

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

Language: Italian
Instruments: A cappella

Published: 1584

Description: A 5 part canzone from the composer's "il primo libro delle canzoni a cinque voci" 1575. The work was subsequently arranged by Thomas Morley for an instrumental consort. There is also an English setting of the madrigal to a poem apparently written by Thomas Vautor.

External websites: The source on IMSLP.

Original text and translations

Italian.png Italian text

Sola soletta i me ne vò cantando.
Et ho via il core più freddo che giaccio.
Et vo d'amor spregiando d'ogni suo laccio.

English.png English translation

Alone and carefree I walk along, singing.
My heart is colder than ice
and I disdain all the snares of love.

Translation by Mick Swithinbank

(NB: In the original, it is clear from the gender of the adjectives that these words are spoken by a woman)