Ite amari sospiri (Luca Marenzio)

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  • (Posted 2017-06-13)   CPDL #44956:          (Finale 2014)
Editor: Willem Verkaik (submitted 2017-06-13).   Score information: Letter, 2 pages, 197 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: Ite amari sospiri
Composer: Luca Marenzio
Lyricist: Giovanni Battista Guarini

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

Language: Italian
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1598 in L'ottavo libro de madrigali a cinque voci, no. 7

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Original text and translations

Italian.png Italian text

Ite, amari sospiri,
A la bella cagion del morir mio,
E dite: O troppo di pietate ignuda,
S'havete pur desio,
Di lungamente conservarvi cruda,
Allentate il rigore,
Chè quel meschin si more,
E darà tosto fin co'l suo morire,
A la durezza vostra, al suo languire.

English.png English translation

Go, bitter sighs,
to the comely cause of my death
and say: «O woman too barren of pity,
if it really is your desire
to remain cruel for a long time,
relax your harshness,
for that wretch is dying,
and his death will soon put an end
to your harshness, to his wallowing in pain».

Translation by Campelli