Come vuoi tu ch'io viva (Andrea Gabrieli)

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Editor: Allen Garvin (submitted 2023-01-21).   Score information: Letter, 4 pages, 77 kB   Copyright: CC BY NC
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Title: Come vuoi tu ch'io viva
Composer: Andrea Gabrieli
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Number of voices: 6vv   Voicing: SSAATB
Genre: SecularMadrigal

Language: Italian
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1580 in Il secondo libro de madrigali a 6 voci, no. 3
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Original text and translations

Italian.png Italian text

Come vuoi tu ch'io viva, se m'uccidi,
e come vuoi ch'io mora,
se mi dai vita ancora?
Tra due mi tieni, onde tra morte e vita:
vivendo moro e non vivend'ho vita.

English.png English translation

How do you wish that I would live, if you kill me,
and how do you wish that I would die,
if you still give me life?
Between these two thus you hold me, twixt death and life:
In living, I die, but in not living, I have life.

Translation by Allen Garvin