Non mirar non mirare (Benedetto Pallavicino)

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  • (Posted 2019-02-05)  CPDL #53160:       
Editor: Willem Verkaik (submitted 2019-02-05).   Score information: Letter, 4 pages, 386 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Transposed down one note from G-dorian.

General Information

Title: Non mirar non mirare
Composer: Benedetto Pallavicino

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

Language: Italian
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1588 in Madrigali a 5 voci, libro 4, no. 3
    2nd published: 1590 in Gemmae musicalis Liber Tertius, no. 27

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Original text and translations

Italian.png Italian text

Non mirar non mirare,
Di questa bella imago,
L'altere parti e rare,
Ahi che di morir vago,
Tu pur rimiri come,
Il guardo immoto gira,
E loquace silentio il labro spira,
O desir troppo ardito,
Và, và che sei ferito.