Sapete amanti perche ignudo sia (Luca Marenzio)

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Editor: Mark Rose (submitted 2020-01-09).   Score information: Letter, 3 pages, 535 kB   Copyright: CC BY SA
Edition notes: Transcribed from 1594 edition on IMSLP. MP3 file is synthesized, not a recording. A more knowledgeable editor may find places where musica ficta may be appropriate. (The editor tried out some places and didn't like the result.)

General Information

Title: Sapete amanti perche ignudo sia
Composer: Luca Marenzio
Lyricist: Valerio Marcellinicreate page

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

Language: Italian
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1584 in Il quarto libro de madrigali a cinque voci, no. 18

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Original text and translations

Italian.png Italian text

Sapete amanti perche ignudo sia
perche fanciullo e perche cieco amore
perche mentre l'angelica harmonia
de la mia bella Donna intento vdia
per gran dolcezza vscito di se fuore
per dè la veste gl'occh' e'l core.