Cara e dolce mia vita (Benedetto Pallavicino)

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  • (Posted 2016-04-14)  CPDL #39308:          (Finale 2014)
Editor: Willem Verkaik (submitted 2016-04-14).   Score information: Letter, 4 pages, 282 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Transposed up one note from G-dorian.

General Information

Title: Cara e dolce mia vita
Composer: Benedetto Pallavicino

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

Language: Italian
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1586 in De floridi virtuosi d'Italia libro terzo (Vincenti & Amadino), no. 9
    2nd published: 1600 in De floridi virtuosi d'Italia (Pierre Phalèse), no. 23

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Original text and translations

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Cara e dolce mia vita,
Amor se giamai goder mi concede,
Rara beltà infinita ch'in voi siede,
Lassato ogn' altro ben,
Fillide in voi,
Ornarò sola il cor de i desir suoi.