Amor per qual cagion (Maddalena Casulana)

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  • (Posted 2017-08-22)  CPDL #46035:        (Finale 2012)
Editor: André Vierendeels (submitted 2017-08-22).   Score information: A4, 3 pages, 57 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: Amor per qual cagion
Composer: Maddalena Casulana

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

Language: Italian
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1570 in Il secondo libro de madrigali a quattro voci, no. 2

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Original text and translations

Italian.png Italian text

Amor per qual cagion mi mandi a terra,
se sai te son fedele, e bramo pace e mi ritrov' in guerra,
di te che sei crudele, ne voi sia per me pace,
ma che sempr'arda con tua viva face.

English.png English translation

Why did love put me on this earth?
You know that I am faithful to you
and that I long for peace, yet am in torment,
because of you who are so cruel.
I wish you no peace of mind either:
may you and your beautiful face burn for ever in anguish.
Translation by Mick Swithinbank