Dolce spirto d'amore (Carlo Gesualdo)

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  • (Posted 2014-12-28)  CPDL #33924:     
Editor: Christos Christodoulou (submitted 2014-12-28).   Score information: A4, 5 pages, 56 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: Dolce spirto d’amore
Composer: Carlo Gesualdo
Lyricist: Giovanni Battista Guarini

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

Language: Italian
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1595 in Madrigali a 5 voci, libro terzo, no. 6


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Original text and translations

Italian.png Italian text

Dolce spirto d’amore
in un sospir accolto,
mentre io miro il bel volto,
spira vita al mio core.
Tal acquista valore
da quella bella bocca
che sospirando tocca.