Monti, selve, fontane (Maddalena Casulana)

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  • (Posted 2018-04-08)  CPDL #49288:         
Editor: Andreas Stenberg (submitted 2018-04-08).   Score information: A4, 2 pages, 65 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: A semi-diplomatic edition. No transposition though original Chiavette cleffing suggests a downward transposition.
  • (Posted 2017-08-22)  CPDL #46034:        (Finale 2012)
Editor: André Vierendeels (submitted 2017-08-22).   Score information: A4, 2 pages, 55 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: Monti, selve, fontane
Composer: Maddalena Casulana

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SSAT
Genre: SecularMadrigal

Language: Italian
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1570 in Il secondo libro de madrigali a quattro voci, no. 14

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Original text and translations

Italian.png Italian text

Monti, selve, fontane
piagg' e sassi, vo cercand' io
se pur potesss' un giorno,
in parte ralentar l'accerbo pianto,
ma ben vegg' hor che sol' in una valle,
trovo riposo,
a le mie stanche rime,
che mormorando van per mille campi.