Dolcissima mia vita (Bernardino Mosto)

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  • (Posted 2016-04-03)  CPDL #39170:          (Finale 2014)
Editor: Willem Verkaik (submitted 2016-04-03).   Score information: Letter, 5 pages, 294 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Transposed down a minor third from G-mixolydian.

General Information

Title: Dolcissima mia vita
Composer: Bernardino Mosto

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

Language: Italian
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1588 in Madrigali di Bernardino Mosto a cinque voci, no. 14

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Original text and translations

Italian.png Italian text

Dolcissima mia vita,
In cui ripost' il mio amoroso bene
A che dar mi piu pene,
Non poss' hoime morir ch'io non ho'il core,
A voi lo diedi, a voi fiamma d'Amore,
Ma se me lo rendete,
Ardendo moriro come volete.