O saporito volto (Giovanni Ferretti)

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Editor: Willem Verkaik (submitted 2020-10-11).   Score information: Letter, 3 pages, 314 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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Title: O saporito volto
Composer: Giovanni Ferretti
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Number of voices: 6vv   Voicing: SATTTB
Genre: SecularMadrigal

Language: Italian
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1575 in Il secondo libro delle canzoni a sei voci, no. 14

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Original text and translations

Italian.png Italian text

O saporito volto,
Per te son fatto stolto.
Sciogli, ti pregh'il laccio:
Dammi la libertà; non vò più in paccio.
 

English.png English translation

O delicious face,
for you I have become crazy.
Release, I beg you, the bond:
give me liberty; I want no more trouble.
(Tr. Ruth I. DeFord)