Ferir quel petto, Silvio? (Sigismondo d'India)
- Editor: Willem Verkaik (submitted 2017-03-15). Score information: Letter, 5 pages, 623 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes:
Title: Ferir quel petto, Silvio?
Composer: Sigismondo d'India
First published: 1624 in Ottavo libro de madrigali a 5 voci, no. 1.4
Description: The text is from Il Pastor fido (Guarini):Atto quarto; scena nona, lines 149-180. In the madrigal here presented a number of lines have been omitted from the Guarini text: lines 169-178. It seems that in an earlier manuscript of the madrigal these lines were present, as in the separate voices the number of "bars" does not comply with the Basso continuo. I have chosen the following procedure: The BC has been taken as the reference, more so because the BC lines show barlines. Next I have copied every voice-line from the beginning, untill textline 168. Next I have copied all the voicelines backwards starting from the last measure. This procedure leads to a perfect fit with the BC and also results in a good harmony of the complete ensemble.
Original text and translations
Original text and translations may be found at Ecco Silvio - 3.5 Ferir quel petto, Silvio?.