Che sentir deve il petto mio (Carlo Gesualdo)

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  • (Posted 2013-12-16)  CPDL #30797:     
Editor: Christopher Boveroux (submitted 2013-12-16).   Score information: Letter, 6 pages, 1.14 MB   Copyright: CPDL
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Editor: Fernando Gómez Jácome (submitted 2013-12-09).   Score information: A4, 4 pages, 68 kB   Copyright: Personal
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General Information

Title: Che sentir deve il petto mio
Composer: Carlo Gesualdo
Lyricist: Anonymous

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

Language: Italian
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1594 in Madrigali a 5 voci, libro secondo, no. 5
Description: Second part of a two-parts madrigal. First part: Se per lieve ferita (Carlo Gesualdo)

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Original text and translations

Italian.png Italian text

Che sentir deve il petto mio che langue,
versand’ognor da mille piaghe e mille,
per le vene del cor fiumi di sangue?
Ahi, che a maggior dolore
convien pietà maggiore.