O my loving sweet heart (Luca Marenzio)
- CPDL #62879: (Posted 2021-02-13)
- Editor: Mick Swithinbank (submitted 2021-02-13). Score information: A4, 4 pages, 54 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes: Transposed down a major third.
Title: O my loving sweet heart
Composer: Luca Marenzio
First published: 1598
Description: Source: Madrigals to five voices, selected out of the best approved Italian authors by Thomas Morley, pub. Thomas East, 1598
Original text and translations
O my loving sweet heart,
leave off thy madness.
How can my wounded heart
to live be able
that without your fervent love, alas,
what grief and sadness
in my torments do make me miserable,
which from mine eyes do wring
such tears and groans
that unto pity move
the hard rocks and stones.