A le caste fiammelle (Michel' Angelo Cancineo)

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  • (Posted 2020-02-28)  CPDL #57261:       
Editor: Willem Verkaik (submitted 2020-02-28).   Score information: Letter, 4 pages, 336 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: A le caste fiammelle

Composer: Michel' Angelo Cancineo

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

Language: Italian
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1590 in Il primo libro de madrigali à 4-6 et 8 voci, no. 11
Description: A madrigal composed for the wedding of Onofrio Santacroce and Erminia Mattei.

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Original text and translations

Italian.png Italian text

A le caste fiammelle,
Ond'il sacr'Himeneo vi scald'il seno,
S'accendino le stelle,
E à sette colli intorno,
Girino il ciel piu puro e piu sereno,
Sorga di doppio sol ardent'il giorno,
E sacrifichi Amor di spoglie carco,
Ad Honofrio et Erminia i lacci e l'arco.