Armato il cor d'adamantina fede (Claudio Monteverdi)

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  • (Posted 2013-09-01)  CPDL #30034:       
Editor: Peter Rottländer (submitted 2013-09-01).   Score information: A4, 3 pages, 124 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Basso Continuo:   Score information: A4, 1 page, 51 kB   
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  • (Posted 2003-10-15)  CPDL #05718:     
Editor: Björn Sothmann (submitted 2003-10-15).   Score information: A4, 5 pages, 64 kB   Copyright: Personal
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General Information

Title: Armato i cor d'adamantina fede
Composer: Claudio Monteverdi

Number of voices: 2vv   Voicing: TT
Genre: SecularMadrigal

Language: Italian
Instruments: Basso continuo

First published: 1632 in Scherzi musicali cioè arie et madrigali, no. 8
    2nd published: 1638 in Madrigali guerrieri et amorosi (Claudio Monteverdi), no. 5
    3rd published: 1651 in Madrigali e canzonette libro nono (Claudio Monteverdi), no. 4
Description: There are no musically relevant differences between both versions.

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Original text and translations

Italian.png Italian text

Armato il cor d'adamantina fede
nell'amoroso regno,
a militar ne vegno,
contrasterò col Ciel e con la sorte,
pugnerò con la morte,
ch'intrepido guerriero
se vittoria non ho, vita non chero.