O mio lucente sole (Francesco Portinaro)

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Editor: Mick Swithinbank (submitted 2020-12-02).   Score information: A4, 3 pages, 45 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: O mio lucente sole
Composer: Francesco Portinaro
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Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SecularMadrigal

Language: Italian
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1563

Description: Francesco Portinaro (or Portenaro) lived from 1520 till 1578. Source of this madrigal: Scotto, il Primo Libro de madrigali a 4 voci di Francesco Portenaro, 1563

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Original text and translations

Italian.png Italian text

O mio lucente sole,
se tu potest’udire
de l’aspro tuo partire
le dolente parole
che mi suonan nel core,
il mio grave dolore forsi temprar voresti
e non mi lasciaresti.

English.png English translation

Oh, source of all the sunshine in my life,
if you could hear the dolorous words
that resound within my heart
at the bitterness of your departure,
perhaps you would assuage my sorrow
and stay with me.