Voi sete la mia stella (Luca Marenzio)

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  • (Posted 2017-06-03)   CPDL #44850:      (Finale 2012)
Editor: André Vierendeels (submitted 2017-06-03).   Score information: A4, 2 pages, 50 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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Title: Voi sete la mia stella
Composer: Luca Marenzio

Number of voices: 3vv   Voicing: SST
Genre: SecularMadrigal

Language: Italian
Instruments: A cappella

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Original text and translations

Italian.png Italian text

Voi sete la mia stella,
voi Filli mia bella,
pero s'Amor m'ancide o lempia forte,
diro voi Filli vol mi date morte.

Voi pur bramate ogn' hora,
voi Filli ch'io mora,
poi che fuggite ohime,
ma se si more,
diro voi Filli voi ancidete il core.

Voi sol mi date pene,
voi Filli mio bene,
ma s'avien lasso mai,
che'l duol m'ancida,
diro voi Filli voi sete homicida.

Fin che siate in di paga,
voi Filli ma vaga,
di mia morte amerovvi e sempre à torto,
diro voi Filli, voi m'havete morto.

English.png English translation

You are my star,
You Filli, my beauty,
But if Love kills me, or unrighteous fate,
I’ll tell you Filli you give me death.

You still desire every hour,
You Filli, that I die,
As you escape, alas,
But if death comes
I’ll tell you Filli that you kill my heart.

You alone give me troubles,
You Filli, my goodness,
But if it ever happens
That I let pain kill me,
I’ll tell you Filli that you are a killer.

Until you will be finally satisfied,
You Filli my beauty,
Of my death, I will always love you in vain,
I’ll tell you Filli, you made me die.