Perfida pur potesti (Benedetto Pallavicino)

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  • (Posted 2019-03-23)   CPDL #53663:       
Editor: Willem Verkaik (submitted 2019-03-23).   Score information: Letter, 4 pages, 325 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: Perfida pur potesti
Composer: Benedetto Pallavicino
Lyricist:

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

Language: Italian
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1596 in Madrigali a 5 voci, libro 4, no. 20

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Original text and translations

Italian.png Italian text

Perfida pur potesti,
Negarmi ancor in su l'estremo aita,
Non dando fede à l'aspra mia ferita,
Or godi di mia morte,
Ch'io spero ignudo spirto haver in sorte,
Di tormentar quel dispietato core,
Che non hebbe pietà del mio dolore.