Al lume delle stelle (Luca Marenzio)

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  • (Posted 2022-06-26)  CPDL #69808:       
Editor: Christopher Boveroux (submitted 2022-06-26).   Score information: Letter, 7 pages, 74 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Shifting time signatures to accommodate metrical stress. Notated SAATB to accommodate ranges. Transcribed from 1595 print.
  • (Posted 2019-06-24)  CPDL #54616:         
Editor: Pothárn Imre (submitted 2019-06-24).   Score information: A4, 3 pages, 79 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Transcribed from 1595 print. Original key (high chiavette) and note values.

General Information

Title: Al lume delle stelle
Composer: Luca Marenzio
Lyricist: Torquato Tasso

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

Language: Italian
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1595 in Il settimo libro de madrigali a cinque voci, no. 6

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Original text and translations

Italian.png Italian text

Al lume delle stelle
Tirsi sotto un alloro
Si dolea lagrimando in questi accenti:

O celesti facelle
Di lei ch'amo ed adoro
Rassomigliate voi gli occhi lucenti.

Luci serene e liete,
Sento la fiamma lor mentre splendete.