La sirena (Giovanni Gastoldi)

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  • (Posted 2019-04-12)  CPDL #53948:       
Editor: Volker Seibt (submitted 2019-04-12).   Score information: A4, 1 page, 65 kB   Copyright: CC BY SA
Edition notes:

Contrafactum with German text: Wohlauf ihr Musikanten

  • (Posted 2016-05-26)  CPDL #39803:     
Editor: Gerhard Weydt (submitted 2016-05-26).   Score information: A4, 4 pages, 41 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: This is a version with a german text for Christmas / New Year from the Cantionale Sacrum, Erster Theil. See Wohlauf ihr Musikanten (Anonymous)

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  • (Posted 2014-11-10)  CPDL #33343:        (Finale 2008)
Editor: André Vierendeels (submitted 2014-11-10).   Score information: A4, 3 pages, 65 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: La sirena
Composer: Giovanni Gastoldi

Number of voices: 5vv   Voicing: SSATB
Genre: SecularMadrigal

Language: Italian
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1591 in Balletti a cinque voci, no. 12

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Original text and translations

Italian.png Italian text

Questa dolce Sirena,
col canto acqueta il mar,
un suo leggiadro riso
pro l'aria serenar.

Chi mira'il suo bel viso
resta prigion d'Amor,
ch'i suoi bei lumi vede
sente legars'il cor.