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Quanta beltà quanta gratia e splendore  
 
Quanta beltà quanta gratia e splendore  
Si vidde in donna mai, Si vidde in donna mai,
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Si vidde in donna mai,  
 
Vaga Angloletta tutt’ il ciel vi diede  
 
Vaga Angloletta tutt’ il ciel vi diede  
 
Quant’ alta cortessia quanto valore  
 
Quant’ alta cortessia quanto valore  
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tal che chiunque vi vede  
 
tal che chiunque vi vede  
 
Dice chei bei sembienti vostri  
 
Dice chei bei sembienti vostri  
I divia occhi, i divia occhi
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I divia occhi,
 
il bel volto e le chiome  
 
il bel volto e le chiome  
 
D’Angela son insieme col bel nome.
 
D’Angela son insieme col bel nome.
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How much beauty, how much grace and splendour  
 
How much beauty, how much grace and splendour  
Was ever seen in a woman, was ever seen in a woman,  
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Was ever seen in a woman,  
 
Fair Angel, the entire heaven gave you  
 
Fair Angel, the entire heaven gave you  
 
So much courtesy, so much value  
 
So much courtesy, so much value  
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So much that everyone who sees you  
 
So much that everyone who sees you  
 
Says that your gracious line,  
 
Says that your gracious line,  
The heavenly eyes, the heavenly eyes
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The heavenly eyes,
 
The beautiful face and hair  
 
The beautiful face and hair  
 
Are all together of an Angel, along with your fair name.(*)  
 
Are all together of an Angel, along with your fair name.(*)  

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Editor: Walker Boyle (submitted 2010-06-15).   Score information: Letter, 3 pages, 65 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Transcribed from 1581 edition of "Il primo libro de' madrigali a 4 voci." Musica ficta applied to cadences - all sharps and naturals added by the editor.
Editor: Brian Russell (submitted 2006-02-06).   Score information: A4, 3 pages, 31 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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Editor: Claudio Macchi (submitted 2000-11-19).   Score information: Letter, 4 pages, 88 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Finale file is zipped.

General Information

Title: Quanta beltà
Composer: Jacques Arcadelt

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

Language: Italian
Instruments: a cappella
Published: Il primo libro de' madrigali a 4 voci, 1539

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Original text and translations

Italian.png Italian text

Quanta beltà quanta gratia e splendore
Si vidde in donna mai,
Vaga Angloletta tutt’ il ciel vi diede
Quant’ alta cortessia quanto valore
Regnò in donna gia mai, gia mai
Tutt'in voi regna con pietate e sede
tal che chiunque vi vede
Dice chei bei sembienti vostri
I divia occhi,
il bel volto e le chiome
D’Angela son insieme col bel nome.

English.png English translation

How much beauty, how much grace and splendour
Was ever seen in a woman,
Fair Angel, the entire heaven gave you
So much courtesy, so much value
That never reigned in a woman, never before.
Everything reigns in you with pity and has its seat,
So much that everyone who sees you
Says that your gracious line,
The heavenly eyes,
The beautiful face and hair
Are all together of an Angel, along with your fair name.(*)
(*)"Angela" is a common Italian name, but also the feminine form of "angel"