Rosa grata e gentile (Benedetto Pallavicino)

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  • (Posted 2019-04-12)   CPDL #53943:       
Editor: Willem Verkaik (submitted 2019-04-12).   Score information: Letter, 3 pages, 325 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Transposed down one note from D-dorian. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.

General Information

Title: Rosa grata e gentile
Composer: Benedetto Pallavicino
Lyricist: Luigi Groto

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

Language: Italian
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1585 in Madrigali a 5 voci, libro 3, no. 4

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Original text and translations

Italian.png Italian text

Rosa grata e gentile,
Nel letto ch'ingemmaste e dentro e fuori,
Di variati fiori,
Facendol qual'è un prato a mezo Aprile.
Dov'io tener dovea dolce soggiorno,
Per farlo in somma adorno,
E prestarmi una notte gratiosa,
Mancava à tanti fior sol'una Rosa.

Luigi Groto (Cieco d'Adria)