Care dolci mammelle (Ruggiero Giovannelli)

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  • (Posted 2020-05-08)  CPDL #58496:       
Editor: Willem Verkaik (submitted 2020-05-08).   Score information: Letter, 4 pages, 283 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: Care dolci mammelle
Composer: Ruggiero Giovannelli
Lyricist: Ottavio Rinuccini

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

Language: Italian
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1586 in Il primo libro de Madrigali a cinque voci, no. 12
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Original text and translations

Italian.png Italian text

Care dolci mammelle,
Come chiamar vi deggio,
Gelo d'amor ò del suo foco seggio,
Ombra d'amanti ò stelle,
Acerba morte ò vita,
Dolce cibo à quest'occhi ò tosco al core,
Ohime mi dice amore,
Cibo e tosco conviensi alla tua sorte,
Gelo foco ombra stelle vita e morte.