Thirsi morir volea (Gioseppe Caimo)

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  • (Posted 2015-01-07)   CPDL #34167:     
Editor: Allen Garvin (submitted 2015-01-07).   Score information: Letter, 3 pages, 74 kB   Copyright: CC BY NC
Edition notes: Parts and source available at IMSLP.

General Information

Title: Thirsi morir volea
Composer: Gioseppe Caimo
Lyricist: Giovanni Battista Guarini

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

Language: Italian
Instruments: A cappella

Published: 1585

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Original text and translations

Italian.png Italian text

Thirsi morir volea
Gli occhi mirando di colei ch’adoro
Ond’ ella che di lui non meno ardea
Gli disse: Ohimè ben mio,
Deh non morir anchora
Che teco bramo di morir anch’io.
Frenò Thirsi il desio
C'havea di più sua vita allor finire,
E senti morte e non potea morire.

Original text and translations may be found at Tirsi morir volea.