Tu canti e canto anch'io (Giaches de Wert)

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  • (Posted 2020-09-17)  CPDL #60598:        (LilyPond)
Editor: Allen Garvin (submitted 2020-09-17).   Score information: Letter, 3 pages, 82 kB   Copyright: CC BY NC
Edition notes: In original high clefs. Transposition instructions, for Lilypond users, are in the source--or, alternatively, mail me to request a transposition.

General Information

Title: Tu canti e canto anch'io
Composer: Giaches de Wert

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

Language: Italian
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1591 in Il decimo libro de madrigali a 5 voci (Angelo Gardano press, Venice)

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Original text and translations

Italian.png Italian text

Tu canti e canto anch'io,
augelletto soave,
ma il tuo cantar e'l mio
una stessa cagion lassa non ave.
D'allegrezza il tuo canto
nasce: il mio di desire
di celare il martire
che mi consuma e l'angoscioso pianto.