Una bianca cervetta (Bartolomeo Roy)

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  • (Posted 2020-02-09)  CPDL #56996:       
Editor: Willem Verkaik (submitted 2020-02-09).   Score information: Letter, 4 pages, 328 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: Una bianca cervetta
Composer: Bartolomeo Roy

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

Language: Italian
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1585 in Dolci affetti, no. 14
Description: The setting of this madrigal has a special ending.
In all voices the ultimate note, which forms a very abrupt ending, is copied after a small rest forming a D-major chord "without" ending and without lyrics.
The final lyrics line is: "e fuggi via" (and you flee away).

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Original text and translations

Italian.png Italian text

Una bianca cervetta
Il cui bel collo intorno,
Monil d'oro cingea di perl'adorno,
Sola timida in fretta,
Là ver l'Aurora d'un bel colle uscia,
All'hor che la segua,
Cacciator dispietato,
Che giunto la col serr'avelenato,
Nel bel fianco ferilla
e fuggi via.