Dolcissimo ben mio (Andrea Gabrieli)

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Editor: Allen Garvin (submitted 2019-11-16).   Score information: Letter, 6 pages, 96 kB   Copyright: CC BY NC
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General Information

Title: Dolcissimo ben mio,
Composer: Andrea Gabrieli
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Number of voices: 6vv   Voicing: Unknown
Genre: SecularMadrigal

Language: Italian
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1580 in Il secondo libro de madrigali a 6 voci (Angelo Gardano press, Venice)

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Original text and translations

Italian.png Italian text

Dolcissimo ben mio,
Speme di questo core,
In premio del mio amore
Donami un bacio e satia il mio desio;
Unico mio tesoro,
Porgimi quelle rose
C'hai nelle labra ascose
Ch'a l'alma mia darai dolce ristoro.

English.png English translation

Translation by Allen Garvin
My very sweetest one,
hope of my heart,
as a reward for my love
give me a kiss and satisfy my desire;
My only treasure,
give me those roses
that you have in your lips concealed
so you may, to my soul, give sweet comfort.