Mentr' il canoro (Giovanni Bernardino Nanino)

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  • (Posted 2022-06-08)  CPDL #69631:       
Editor: Willem Verkaik (submitted 2022-06-08).   Score information: Letter, 2 pages, 172 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes:
  • (Posted 2020-06-08)  CPDL #59138:         
Editor: Andreas Stenberg (submitted 2020-06-08).   Score information: A4, 6 pages, 108 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: A semi-diplomatic edition. Score of voices, Harpsicord intavolation and the lute intavolation in Italian tablature and transcribed to French tablature.

General Information

Title: Mentr' il canoro
Composer: Giovanni Bernardino Nanino

Number of voices: 3vv   Voicing: SSB
Genre: SecularMadrigal

Language: Italian
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1595 in Lodi della Musica à 3 voci, no. 16
Description: A Canzonetta from the Simone Veronis print: Lodi della Musica à 3 voci ... Libro Primo, Roma 1596. The Print gives the parts of the voices, an intavolation for harpsichord and an intavolation for Lute in Italian tablature.

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Original text and translations

Italian.png Italian text

Mentr' il canoro Cigno
sente l'aura vital
già venir manco,
non plora o langue

como vinto o stanco
ma con soavi accenti
Echo move a pietade
e lauree i venti