Perfidissimo volto (Piero Benedetti)

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  • (Posted 2015-07-18)   CPDL #36137:        (Finale 2008)
Editor: André Vierendeels (submitted 2015-07-18).   Score information: A4, 3 pages, 74 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: Perfidissimo volto
Composer: Piero Benedetti
Lyricist: Giovanni Battista Guarini

Number of voices: 1v   Voicing: S
Genre: SecularAria

Language: Italian
Instruments: Basso continuo

First published: 1611 in Musiche, no. 5

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Original text and translations

Italian.png Italian text

Perfidissimo volto,
ben l'usato bellezza
in te si vede
che mi consum' il core
ma non l'usata fede,
ah' se tu perdi'Amore,
perche seco non perd' amor vaghezza,
O non hai pari alla belta fermezza?