Gioia s'abond'all cor (Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina)
- Editor: Drew Sellis (submitted 2023-05-17). Score information: A4, 4 pages, 65 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes: Transposed down a fifth.
Title: Gioia s'abond'all cor
Composer: Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina
Number of voices: 4vv Voicing: ATBB
Genre: Secular, Madrigal
Instruments: A cappella
First published: 1586 in Il secondo libro de madrigali a 4 voci, no. 6
2nd published: 1588 in Musica Transalpina (ed. Nicholas Yonge) – in English translation, Edition 1, no. 3
Description: A madrigal which survives both in the original Italian and in its English translation for Musica Transalpina under the title "Joy so delights my heart".
Original text and translations
Joy so delights my heart and so relieves me,
When I behold that fair face of my beloved,
That any hard mischance or pang that grieves me
Is quite exiled and presently removed,
And if I might to perfite up my pleasure,
Without controlment bestow mine eyes where I repose my treasure,
For a crown and a kingdom sure possessed,
I would not change my state so sweet and blessed.