Occhi leggiadri dov'amor fa nido (Giovanni Ferretti)

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  • (Posted 2020-10-15)  CPDL #60893:       
Editor: Willem Verkaik (submitted 2020-10-15).   Score information: Letter, 3 pages, 281 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: Occhi leggiadri dov'amor fa nido
Composer: Giovanni Ferretti

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

Language: Italian
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1575 in Il secondo libro delle canzoni a sei voci, no. 16

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Original text and translations

Italian.png Italian text

Occhi leggiadri dov'amor fa nido,
Ché tanti strali ad impiagarmi il core?
Che giova saettar un che si more?

English.png English translation

Pretty eyes, where love makes his nest,
why do you send so many arrows to wound my heart?
What is the use of shooting one who is dying?
(Tr. Ruth I. DeFord)