Perche duo baci (Antonio Brunelli)

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Editor: Willem Verkaik (submitted 2024-04-02).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 119 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: Perche duo baci
Composer: Antonio Brunelli
Number of voices: 1v   Voicings: S or T
Genre: SecularMadrigal

Language: Italian
Instruments: Basso continuo

First published: 1614 in Scherzi, arie, canzonette, e madrigali. A una, due, e tre voci. Libro secondo, Op. 10 (Antonio Brunelli), no. 15

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Original text and translations

Italian.png Italian text

Perche duo baci sol mi diè costei
Ebro d'Amor, died'il mio cor à lei,
O che bel cambio Amore,
Dar per due baci un core!
Deh, tu giudice pio,
Rompi il contratto rio,
Dov'è l'inganno,
E'l mio si grave danno,
E sa pur ch'ellà rend'à me'l cor mio,
Ch'anch'io renderò à lei, se tu'l consenti,
Per duo gelati, mille baci ardenti.

English.png English translation

Because of two kisses she gave me,
drunk with love I gave my heart to her.
O fair exchange of love,
giving your heart away for two kisses!
Ah, you merciful judge,
break the vicious contract,
by which her deceit
is my harsh injury,
so that I too will give her, if you agree,
a thousand burning kisses for two icy ones.

translation by Judith Cohen