Lasso ch'io ardo (Luca Marenzio)

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  • (Posted 2020-05-03)  CPDL #58430:     
Editor: Marcos Mato (submitted 2020-05-03).   Score information: A4, 3 pages, 50 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes:
  • (Posted 2015-01-03)  CPDL #34089:       
Editor: Allen Garvin (submitted 2015-01-03).   Score information: Letter, 3 pages, 83 kB   Copyright: CC BY NC
Edition notes: Parts and source available on IMSLP.

General Information

Title: Lasso ch'io ardo
Composer: Luca Marenzio

Number of voices: 5vv   Voicing: SAATB
Genre: SecularMadrigal

Language: Italian
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1580 in Il primo libro de madrigali a cinque voci, no. 8
    2nd published: 1589 in Gemmae musicalis Liber Secundus (ed. Friedrich Lindner), no. 35
    3rd published: 1590 in The first sett, of Italian madrigalls Englished (Thomas Watson) – English contrafact, no. 9
    4th published: 1606 in Hortus musicalis (ed. Michael Herrer) – sacred contrafact, Book 1, no. 11
Description: The first characters of the text form the acrostic "Livia bella".

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Original text and translations

Italian.png Italian text

Lasso ch'io ardo e'l mio bel sole ardente
I suoi bei raggi d'oro
Volge in altr'oriente
Ivi imperla, ivi indora ed io mi moro,
Amor, deh torna a me torna la chiara
Bella mia luce e cara.