La pastorella (Anonymous)

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Editor: Christopher Shaw (submitted 2007-08-18).   Score information: A4, 3 pages   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: Includes a keyboard reduction of the a cappella choral score. Please click on the link for preview/playback/PDF download.

General Information

Title: La Pastorella
Composer: Anonymous

Number of voices: 3vv   Voicing: SAB
Genre: SecularPartsong

Language: Italian
Instruments: A cappella

First published: c.1568
Description: Florentine dance song composed for Lorenzo the Magnificent. The composer is now unknown.

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Original text and translations

Italian.png Italian text

La pastorella si leva per tempo
Menando la caprete a pascer fora.
Di for’ in fora, la traditora
Coi suoi begl’occhi la m’innamora
E fa di mezza notte apparir giorno.