Così doleasì (Francesco Eredi)

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Editor: Willem Verkaik (submitted 2021-05-02).   Score information: Letter, 4 pages, 317 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: Così doleasì
Composer: Francesco Eredi
Lyricist: Torquato Tasso
Number of voices: 5vv   Voicing: SATTB
Genre: SecularMadrigal

Language: Italian
Instruments: Basso continuo

First published: 1629 in L'Armida del Tasso, no. 19
Description: This madrigal is Part 10 of 10 madrigals, as can be seen in L'Armida del Tasso

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Original text and translations

Italian.png Italian text

Così doleasi; e con le flebil'onde
Ch'amor, e sdegno da'begli occhi stilla,
L'affettuoso pianto egli confonde,
In cui pudica la pietà sfavilla:
E con modi dolcissimi risponde:
Armida, il cor turbato omai tranquilla:
Non agli scherni, al regno io ti riservo,
Nemico no; ma tuo campione, e servo.

Gerusalemme liberata 20/134

English.png English translation

Thus mourned she, and from her watery eyes
Disdain and love dropped down, rolled up in tears;
From his pure fountains ran two streams likewise,
Wherein chaste pity and mild ruth appears:
Thus with sweet words the queen he pacifies,
"Madam, appease your grief, your wrath, your fears,
For to be crowned, not scorned, your life I save;
Your foe nay, but your friend, your knight, your slave.

Translated by Edward Fairfax (1560-1635)