A lieta vita (Thomas Morley)

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Editor: Leonardo Lollini (submitted 2020-11-14).   Score information: A4, 2 pages, 98 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Modern clefs. Original pitch

General Information

Title: A lieta vita
Composer: Thomas Morley
Lyricist:

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

Language: Italian
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1595

Description: n. 4 from "Di Tomaso Morlei il primo libro delle Ballette a cinque voci, 1595"

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Original text and translations

Italian.png Italian text

A lieta vita
Amor ci invita. Fa la la.
Chi gioir brama,
Se di cor ama,
Donerà il core
A un tal Signore. Fa la la.

Hor lieti homai,
Scacciando i guai, Fa la la.
Quanto ci resta
Viviamo in festa,
E diam l'honore
A un tal Signore. Fa la la.