Quest' e l'eccelsa et Gloriosa Torre (Vincenzo Ruffo)

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  • (Posted 2017-08-31)   CPDL #46146:       
Editor: Andreas Stenberg (submitted 2017-08-31).   Score information: A4, 12 pages, 174 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Score and parts. By downloading and compiling the Lilypond source file you can get rehearsal midis.
  • (Posted 2017-08-31)   CPDL #46148:       
Editor: Andreas Stenberg (submitted 2017-08-31).   Score information: A4, 12 pages, 179 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Score and parts. The orginal in F is transposed down a minor third to D and cleffing is changed in the midleparts. As with the edition in the original higer key rehearsal midis can be obtained by downloading & processing the Lilypond sourcefile.

General Information

Title: Quest' e l‘eccelsa et Gloriosa Torre
Composer: Vincenzo Ruffo
Lyricist:

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

Language: Italian
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1555

Description:

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Original text and translations

Italian.png Italian text

Qvest'e l'eccelsa et gloriosa Torre,
Cui sotto l'ombra, e un si tranquillo stato
Ch'ognun allegr'a riposar ui corre.
Per viver piu felic'e piu beato.
Ne' contra se gli puo fortun' opporte
Tant'e ben riguardata'in ogni lato,
Consomm'ardir, e con altiera vista
Dal magnanimo conte Gioan Batista.

English.png English translation

This is the exquisite and glorious Tower,
in whose shadows tranquillity reins.
Everyone is happy to rest here by these streams,
to live here most happily and most blessedly.
It is not set against those who brings wealth
but guards to all sides
in ardourous wathfullnes under the high overview
of the magnanimous Count Gioan Batista.