Vago augelletto che cantando vai (Claudio Monteverdi)

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Editor: Björn Sothmann (added 2004-06-13).   Score information: A4, 24 pages, 112 kbytes   Copyright:
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General Information

Title: Vago augelletto che cantando vai
Composer: Claudio Monteverdi

Number of voices: 7vv  Voicing: SSATTTB
Genre: Secular, Madrigals
Language: Italian
Instruments: two violins, bassoon, basso continuo
Published: 8th Book of Madrigals

Original Text

Italian.png Italian text

Vago Augelletto che cantando vai
Ovver piangendo il tuo tempo passato
Vedendoti la notte e'l verno a lato
E'l dì dopo le spalle e i mesi gai.
Vago Augelletto che cantando vai
Si come i tuoi gravosi affani sai
Così sapessi, il mio simile stato,
Veresti in grembo a questo sconsolato
A partir seco i dolorosi guai.
Vago Augelletto che cantando vai.

Translations

English.png English translation

Wandering bird, who goes singing
Or weeping for your past,
Seeing night and winter before you
And day and the happy months behind:
Wandering bird who goes singing!
If, since you know your heavy pains,
You knew also my similar condition,
You would fly to my unconsoled breast
To share its sorrowful woes.
Wandering bird who goes singing.


Text - Petrarch Rime 353
Petrarch's poem is a Sonnet: Monteverdi takes the first line, repeats it before line five and after line 8; he does not set lines 9-14