Fortunata per me felice aurora (Girolamo Frescobaldi)

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Editor: Allen Garvin (submitted 2024-02-10).   Score information: Letter, 3 pages, 77 kB   Copyright: CC BY NC
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  • (Posted 2022-08-12)  CPDL #70388:       
Editor: Willem Verkaik (submitted 2022-08-12).   Score information: Letter, 4 pages, 298 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: Fortunata per me felice aurora
Composer: Girolamo Frescobaldi
Number of voices: 5vv   Voicing: SSATB
Genre: SecularMadrigal

Language: Italian
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1608 in Il primo libro de madrigali a cinque voci, no. 1

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Original text and translations

Italian.png Italian text

Fortunata per me, felice aurora
ch'aprì quel giorno, ch'io
apersi in voi questi occhi Idolo mio;
Ma più felice l'ora
che voi ch'al mio bel foco riardeste,
«sì ch'io t'amo» diceste.
Felicissima vista, ardor beato,
se pur dal ciel m'è dato
che non discordi mai quel sì del core,
ma col mio viva eterne il vostro ardore.

English.png English translation

Fortunate for me, the happy dawn
which opened that day, when
I opened these eyes upon you, my Idol;
But happier still the hour
that you upon rekindling my ardor,
said, «yes, I love you».
Most happy sight, blessed ardor,
if by heaven it is granted to me
that your heart never dissent from that 'yes',
but with mine, may your passion live eternally.

Translation by Allen Garvin