Io son si vago (Philippe de Monte)

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  • CPDL #30913:        (Finale 2008)
Editor: André Vierendeels (submitted 2014-01-02).   Score information: A4, 4 pages, 109 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: 1583 Phalesius edition. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • CPDL #22704:      (XML)
Editor: Renato Calcaterra (submitted 2010-11-25).   Score information: A4, 3 pages, 180 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: MusicXML file is zipped. From 1589 Phalesius edition.The time signatures, keys, notes' values and accidentals are as in the original print. The C clefs are transposed to the G clef and to the modern Tenor clef.

General Information

Title: Io son si vago
Composer: Philippe de Monte

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SecularMadrigal

Language: Italian
Instruments: A cappella

Published: 1589 in Harmonia Celeste di diversi eccellentissimi musici a IIII. V. VI. VII et VIII voci, nuovamente raccolta per Andrea Pevernage et data in luce in Anversa appresso Pietro Phalesio & Giovenni Bellero.

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Original text and translations

Italian.png Italian text

Io son si vago de li miei sospiri
Et si scontento son del la mia sorte
Donn’in cui sola sonn’i miei desiri
Ch’altr’homai non aspetto che la morte
Bench’el piacer ch’i traggo dai martiri
A viver sempre par che mi conforte
Tal ch’a l’afflitt’e quasi morto cuore
Torna la vita sempre col dolore.