Chi'l crederia sognando (Girolamo Belli)

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  • (Posted 2020-08-09)  CPDL #60078:       
Editor: Willem Verkaik (submitted 2020-08-09).   Score information: Letter, 3 pages, 312 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: Chi'l crederia sognando
Composer: Girolamo Belli
Lyricist:

Number of voices: 6vv   Voicing: SSATTB
Genre: SecularMadrigal

Language: Italian
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1587 in I furti amorosi, no. 19
Description: The music for the line "Sonno diletto e caro" was "stolen" from Andrea Gabrieli's madrigal Sonno diletto e caro.
The line "Move la schiera sua soavemente." was stolen from Francesco Petrarca's Canzone 1. Nella stagion, che'l ciel rapido inchina; Terza stanza.

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Original text and translations

Italian.png Italian text

Chi'l crederia sognando,
Sonno diletto e caro
Quanto sia duro imparo,
Il non haver quel ben ch'io vò bramando,
E come in un baleno,
Si può per troppa gioia venir meno,
S'unqu'il piacer à un bel desio presente,
Move la schiera sua soavemente.