Sta notte me sonnai (Antonio Scandello)

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  • (Posted 2019-07-13)   CPDL #54764:       
Editor: Andreas Stenberg (submitted 2019-07-13).   Score information: A4, 2 pages, 76 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: A semidiplomatoric edition. Note-values are as in the original. The piece is in the original key and the normal cleffing suggests no transposition. Ficta are added sparingly.

General Information

Title: Sta notte me sonnai
Composer: Antonio Scandello

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SecularMadrigal

Language: Italian
Instruments: A cappella

Published: 1566

Description: The seventh four-part Villanella Napoletana from the Ulric Neuberg and Theodor Gerlatzen Print: El Primo Libro delle Canzoni Napoletane... per ... Antonio Scandello..., Nürnberg 1566.

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Original text and translations

Italian.png Italian text

   Sta notte me sonnai,
  sta notte me sonnai na vidovella.
  parea che me venisse a resueliare.
  con dir che si voleva,
  con dir che si voleva confessare.

English.png English translation

As I dozed off tonight,
  tonight sleeping with the little widow.
  I thought he was coming to replace me.
  saying that he wanted,
  saying he wanted to confess.

N.B. This is a raw translation and may be improved.