Dimostratevi in me (Francesco Eredi)

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  • (Posted 2021-04-28)  CPDL #64235:       
Editor: Willem Verkaik (submitted 2021-04-28).   Score information: Letter, 4 pages, 329 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: Dimostratevi in me
Composer: Francesco Eredi
Lyricist: Torquato Tasso
Number of voices: 5vv   Voicing: SATTB
Genre: SecularMadrigal

Language: Italian
Instruments: Basso continuo

First published: 1629 in L'Armida del Tasso, no. 12
Description: This madrigal is Part 3 of 10 madrigals, as can be seen in L'Armida del Tasso

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Original text and translations

Italian.png Italian text

Dimostratevi in me (ch'io vi perdono
La pallata viltà) forti, ed acute:
Misera Armida, in qual fortuna or sono,
Se sol posso da voi sperar salute!
Poich' ogn' altro rimedio è in me non buono,
Se non sol di ferute alle ferute;
Sani piaga di stral piaga d'Amore:
E sia la morte medicina al core.

Gerusalemme liberata 20/125

English.png English translation

"I pardon will your fear and weakness past,
 Be strong, mine arrows, cruel, sharp, gainst me,
 Ah, wretch, how is thy chance and fortune cast,
 If placed in these thy good and comfort be?
 But since all hope is vain all help is waste,
 Since hurts ease hurts, wounds must cure wounds in thee;
 Then with thine arrow's stroke cure stroke of love,
 Death for thy heart must salve and surgeon prove.

Translated by Edward Fairfax (1560-1635)