Incenerite spoglie, avara tomba (Claudio Monteverdi)

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General Information

Title: Incenerite Spoglie
Composer: Claudio Monteverdi
Lyricist: Scipione Agnelli

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

Language: Italian
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1614 in Il sesto libro de madrigali a cinque voci (Claudio Monteverdi), no. 10

Description: Until bar 4, the Canto voice has natural f, but the basso continuo is figured with sharps.

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Original text and translations

Italian.png Italian text

Incenerite spoglie, avara tomba
Fatta del mio bel Sol, terreno Cielo,
ahi lasso! I' vegno ad inchinarvi in terra.
Con voi chius'è 'l mio cor a marmi in seno,
e notte e giorno vive in foco, in pianto,
in duolo, in ira, il tormentato Glauco.

English.png English translation

Remains turned to ashes, at the miserly tomb
made earthly paradise by my fair sun,
alas and alack, I come to lay you in earth.
With you is my heart buried deep in a marble vault,
and night and day the tormented Glaucus
lives in flames, in sorrow and in anger.