Donne la pura luce (Ruggiero Giovannelli)

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  • (Posted 2020-05-03)  CPDL #58427:       
Editor: Willem Verkaik (submitted 2020-05-03).   Score information: Letter, 7 pages, 564 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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Title: Donne la pura luce
Composer: Ruggiero Giovannelli
Lyricist: Cristoforo Castelletti

Number of voices: 8vv   Voicing: SATB.SATB
Genre: SecularMadrigal

Language: Italian
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1586 in Il primo libro de Madrigali a cinque voci, no. 21
  2nd published: 1596 in Madrigali a otto voci (Pierre Phalèse), no. 18, p. 19
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Original text and translations

Italian.png Italian text

Donne la pura luce,
De bei vostr'occhi chiari,
Ch'è à noi felice tramontan'e duce,
Mentre solchian d'amor gli ondosi mari,
Suole i petti ferir ne però chiama,
Salute il cor ma novi colpi brama,
Stravaganza d'amore,
Che delle piaghe sue si glorii un core.