Lunge da voi mia vita (Luca Marenzio)

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  • (Posted 2020-01-30)  CPDL #56831:      (LilyPond)
Editor: Allen Garvin (submitted 2020-01-30).   Score information: Letter, 4 pages, 94 kB   Copyright: CC BY NC
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General Information

Title: Lunge da voi mia vita
Composer: Luca Marenzio

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

Language: Italian
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1582 in Il terzo libro de madrigali a cinque voci, no. 6


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Original text and translations

Italian.png Italian text

Lunge da voi mia vita:
Com'è che vivo i' sia
S'in questa dipartita
Da voi resta con voi l'anima mia.

Me da voi l'altrui voglia
Voi da me discompagna la mia sorte
Ma di tal nod'Amore
Strinse il vostro e il mio core
Che non fia che'l rallenti o che'l discioglia
Giamai tempo ne morte.

English.png English translation

Far from you, my life:
How is it I live
if with this departure
from you, my soul remains with you.

Me from you, someone else's desire [separates us],
and you from me, my fate sunders,
but such a bond of Love
ties together your heart and mine
that never will it be reduced or unbound,
by neither time nor death.

Translation by Allen Garvin