Porgetemi la lira (Simone Molinaro)

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Editor: Christian Mondrup (submitted 2004-10-27).   Score information: Letter, 2 pages, 80 kB   Copyright: Personal
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General Information

Title: Porgetemi la lira
Composer: Simone Molinaro
Lyricist: Petronio Barbati

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

Language: Italian

First published: 1599 in Il primo libro de madrigali a 5 (Simone Molinaro), no. 1

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Original text and translations

Italian.png Italian text

Porgetemi la lira, vaghi fanciulli
e'l mio bel plettro d'oro
che da quel verde alloro pende,
ora che la musa mia m'inspira:
ch'io chiami a far ritorno il sol
ch'apporti un lieto e chiaro giorno.

English.png English translation

Give me the lyre, graceful boys,
and my fine golden plectrum
that hangs from that green laurel,
now that my Muse inspires me:
that I can invoke the sun to return
to bring a merry and bright day.

Thanks to Andrea Friggi for the English translation.