Ah, sweetheart let us hurry (Christoph Dalitz)
- Editor: Christoph Dalitz (submitted 2019-04-11). Score information: A4, 2 pages, 41 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes: Edition for SS or TT
- Editor: Christoph Dalitz (submitted 2019-04-11). Score information: A4, 2 pages, 41 kB Copyright: CC BY SA
- Edition notes: Edition for AA or BB
First published: 2019
Description: A madrigal setting in the style of Heinrich Schütz' "Symphoniae sacrae". The accompaniment can be played on arbitrary baroque instruments (violins, recorders, cornetii, ...).
Original text and translations
Ah, sweetheart, let us hurry / We still have time.
Delaying thus, we bury / Our mutual prime.
Beauty’s bright gift shall perish / As leaves grow sere;
All that we have and cherish / Shall disappear.
The cheek of roses fadeth / Gray grows the head;
And fire the eyes evadeth / And passion’s dead.
The mouth, love’s honeyed winner / Is formless, cold;
The hand, like snow, gets thinner / And thou art old!
So let us taste the pleasure / That youth endears,
Ere we are called to measure / The flying years.
Give, as thou lov’st and livest / Thy love to me,
Even though, in what thou givest / My loss should be!