Mettetevi in bataglia (Giovanni Ferretti)

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  • (Posted 2020-10-22)  CPDL #60983:       
Editor: Willem Verkaik (submitted 2020-10-22).   Score information: Letter, 3 pages, 290 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: Mettetevi in bataglia
Composer: Giovanni Ferretti

Number of voices: 6vv   Voicing: SAATTB
Genre: SecularMadrigal

Language: Italian
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1575 in Il secondo libro delle canzoni a sei voci, no. 21

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Original text and translations

Italian.png Italian text

Mettetevi in bataglia, o pensier miei,
E contra amor andate tutt'in fretta,
Ch'in poco spatio ne farò vendetta.

English.png English translation

Enter the battle, o my thoughts,
and move against love in haste,
for in a short time I will get revenge on him.
(Tr. Ruth I. DeFord)