Life, tell me (Orazio Vecchi)
- Editor: Mick Swithinbank (submitted 2021-02-13). Score information: A4, 4 pages, 52 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes: At the written pitch.
Title: Life, tell me
Composer: Orazio Vecchi
First published: 1598
Description: Source: Madrigals to five voices, selected out of the best approved Italian authors by Thomas Morley, pub. Thomas East, 1598. The composer's name is given as Horacio Vechi.
Original text and translations
Life, tell me what is the cause of each man's dying,
careful grief mixed with crying?
No, no heart stay thee,
let no such thought or care of mind dismay thee.
Sweet heart content thee,
thy cares are so great, I can but lament thee.