Candide perle (Antonio Bicci)
- Editor: Allen Garvin (submitted 2022-12-05). Score information: Letter, 4 pages, 73 kB Copyright: CC BY NC
- Edition notes:
- 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.
- Editor: Willem Verkaik (submitted 2017-09-15). Score information: Letter, 3 pages, 286 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes: Transposed up one note from F.
Title: Candide perle
Composer: Antonio Bicci
First published: 1591 in Il quinto libro de madrigali a sei voci (Luca Marenzio), no. 4
2nd published: 1594 in Madrigali a sei voci in un corpo ridotti (Luca Marenzio), no. 73
3rd published: 1597 in Musica Transalpina (ed. Nicholas Yonge) – in English translation, Edition 2, no. 23
4th published: 1605 in Nervi d'Orfeo (ed. Jacopo Graswinkel), 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,