Dimmi Clori gentil (Leone Leoni)

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  • (Posted 2018-05-27)   CPDL #49864:         
Editor: Willem Verkaik (submitted 2018-05-27).   Score information: Letter, 5 pages, 388 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Transposed down a minor third from G-dorian. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.

General Information

Title: Dimmi Clori gentil
Composer: Leone Leoni
Lyricist:

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

Language: Italian
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1602 in Bell' Alba: quinto libro de madrigali a cinque voci, no. 20

Description: Canto performs as a Nightingale from a distance.
Quinto sounds an echo to Canto as a second Nightingale from a-far.

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Original text and translations

Italian.png Italian text

Dimmi Clori gentil perche non ami,
Aman la terra e'l cielo,
Amano'l caldo e'l gelo,
Le cose inanimate e le viventi,
Le piant' e i pesci, gl'augelli e gl'armenti,
Quel Usignol non senti,
Ch'à la compagna sua sovra quel ramo,
Racconta i suoi lamenti,
Dolce cantand' in mille guise io t'amo,
Et ella che non ha minor desio,
Replica dolcement'i t'amo anch' io.