Tirsi morir volea (Anonymous)

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  • (Posted 2015-05-28)  CPDL #35582:          (Finale 2014)
Editor: Willem Verkaik (submitted 2015-05-28).   Score information: Letter, 14 pages, 1.24 MB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: Tirsi morir volea
Larger work: 2nda p. Frenò, 3. La bella, & 4. Cosi mori
Composer: Anonymous
Lyricist: Giovanni Battista Guarini

Number of voices: 6vv   Voicing: SSTTTB
Genre: SecularMadrigal

Language: Italian
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1591 Melodia Olympica, no. 54-57
Description: From "Melodia Olympica" 1591 Pierre Phalèse Antwerpen, editor: Peter Philips. The composer is in this collection "named" as "d'Incerto"; one might surmise the composer did not want to be linked to the infamous Guarini poem.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Tirsi morir volea.