Gioia s'abond'all cor (Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina)

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Editor: Drew Sellis (submitted 2023-05-17).   Score information: A4, 4 pages, 65 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Transposed down a fifth.

General Information

Title: Gioia s'abond'all cor
Composer: Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina
Lyricist: Unknown
Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: ATBB
Genre: SecularMadrigal

Language: English
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".

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Original text and translations

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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.