Caro amoroso neo (Carlo Gesualdo)

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  • (Posted 2014-12-27)   CPDL #33898:   
Editor: Christos Christodoulou (submitted 2014-12-27).   Score information: A4, 7 pages, 73 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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  • CPDL #30792:     
Editor: Christopher Boveroux (submitted 2013-12-16).   Score information: Letter, 6 pages, 987 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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Editor: Fernando Gómez Jácome (submitted 2013-11-27).   Score information: A4, 3 pages, 64 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: Madrigali a 5 voci, nº 1 (1594)

General Information

Title: Caro amoroso neo (Ma se tale ha costei)
Composer: Carlo Gesualdo
Lyricist: Torquato Tasso

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

Language: Italian
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1594 in Madrigali a 5 voci, libro secondo, no. 1

Description: First part of a two-parts madrigal. Second part is Ma se tale ha costei (Carlo Gesualdo)

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Original text and translations

Italian.png Italian text

Caro amoroso neo
ch'illustri un sì bel volto
col negro tuo
fra'I suo candor avolto.

Se per te stesso sei
tu pur macchia e difetto,
con qual arte perfetto
poi rendi'I colmo de le grazie in lei.