All' ombra d'un bel faggio (Paolo Bozzi)

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  • (Posted 2018-02-02)   CPDL #48664:         
Editor: Wim Looyestijn (submitted 2018-02-02).   Score information: A4, 7 pages, 86 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes:This madrigal is part 11 from "Il Trionfo di Dori", a series of 29 madrigals by various composers and poets, all ending with the exclamation "Viva la bella Dori". English translation adopted from Tactus. Dutch translation by editor. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.

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Title: All' ombra d'un bel faggio
Composer: Paolo Bozzi
Lyricist: Bartolomeo Roncagliacreate page

Number of voices: 6vv   Voicing: SSATTB
Genre: SecularMadrigal

Language: Italian
Instruments: A cappella

Published: 1592 in Il Trionfo di Dori, descritto da diversi, et posto in Musica, à Sei Voci, da altretanti Autori. In Venetia Appresso Angelo Gardano. 1592. Kassel, Landesbibliothek und Murhardsche Bibliothek der Stadt Kassel.

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Original text and translations

Italian.png Italian text

All’ombra d’un bel faggio,
Pastori e ninfe in s’una verde riva,
Tempravano del sol l’ardente raggio,
E sonando e danzando,
Ciascun giva d’amor dolce cantando,
E risonar s’udiva,
Tra le frondi de’mirti e de gl’allori,
Viva le bella Dori.

English.png English translation

In the shade of a beautiful beechwood tree,
shepherds and nymphs on a verdant shore
tempered the sun’s burning rays,
and while playing and dancing
each one, touched and singing sweetly of love,
could be heard resounding
through the leaves of myrtle and laurel:
“Long live fair Dori!”.

Dutch.png Dutch translation

In de schaduw van een mooie beuk
zitten herders en ninfen op een groene oever,
beschermd voor de brandende zonnestralen,
en terwijl zij speelden en dansten
liet eenieder, zoetelijk zingend over liefde,
door de bladeren van bessen en laurier
weerklinken:
"Leve de schone Dori!"