Candide perle (Antonio Bicci)
- Editor: Gerhard Weydt (submitted 2020-09-26). Score information: A4, 4 pages, 122 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes: Based on the falsely attributed Candide perle, but reformatted and with some slight alterations to the text.
Title: Candide perle
Composer: Antonio Bicci
First published: 1591 in Il quinto libro de madrigali a sei voci, no. 4
2nd published: 1605 in Nervi d'Orfeo, no. 60
Description: This madrigal is sometimes attributed to Luca Marenzio, simply because of the fact that it was published in his 5th book for six voices, but it is clearly stated there that it is "del Sig. Antonio Bicci", like Bicci's madrigal Deh, dolc'anima mia, non pianger più. Genae tuae Virgo is a sacred contrafact of this work by Simone Molinaro, from his Fatiche Spirituali of 1610.
Original text and translations
Candide perle e voi, labbra ridenti,
Weiße Perlen und ihr, lachende Lippen,
White pearls and you, smiling lips,
Blanches perles, et vous, lèvres riants,