Il vago e liet' aspetto (Giovanni de Macque)

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  • (Posted 2023-08-12)  CPDL #74821:        (LilyPond)
Editor: Allen Garvin (submitted 2023-08-12).   Score information: Letter, 6 pages, 92 kB   Copyright: CC BY NC
Edition notes:
  • (Posted 2018-04-08)  CPDL #49285:         
Editor: Willem Verkaik (submitted 2018-04-08).   Score information: Letter, 4 pages, 388 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Transposed down one note from F.

General Information

Title: Il vago e liet' aspetto
Composer: Giovanni de Macque

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

Language: Italian
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1579 in Madrigali a quattro, a cinque et sei voci, no. 21
    2nd published: 1583 in Musica divina di 19 autori illustri, no. 40
    3rd published: 1609 in Hortus musicalis (ed. Michael Herrer) – sacred contrafact, Book 2, no. 28

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Original text and translations

Italian.png Italian text

Il vago e lieto aspetto
che già lassa mirai,
m'abbaglio sì che vinta ne restai;
e si m'acces'il petto
con dolce e viva fiamma,
che l'alma a dramma a dramma
nel tempo che l'avanza al viver poco,
lieta si strugge in amoroso foco.

English.png English translation

The graceful and happy aspect
that once, alas, I once beheld,
dazzled me such that I was overcome;
and it kindled my heart
with a sweet and living flame,
that my soul, bit by bit,
in the little time it has left to live,
joyfully is consumed in an amorous fire.

Translation by Allen Garvin