Donna bella (Cornelius Verdonck)

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  • (Posted 2014-04-12)  CPDL #31652:        (Finale 2008)
Editor: André Vierendeels (submitted 2014-04-12).   Score information: A4, 3 pages, 100 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: Donna bella
Composer: Cornelius Verdonck

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

Language: Italian
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1585 in Symphonia angelica, Edition 1, no. 2
    2nd published: 1588 in Musica Transalpina (ed. Nicholas Yonge) – in English translation, Edition 1, no. 12

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Original text and translations

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Donna bella e gentile
tant’io v’am’ e desio
ch’ogn’ altra cosa
anzi me stess’ oblio
dunque perché volete
crudel che viv’in pianto
in pene nota
si con un sì
farmi gioir con sempiterna gioia.