Vere fur le mie fiamme (Leone Leoni)

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  • (Posted 2018-05-30)  CPDL #49910:         
Editor: Willem Verkaik (submitted 2018-05-30).   Score information: Letter, 3 pages, 296 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Transposed down one note from G-mixolydian.

General Information

Title: Vere fur le mie fiamme
Composer: Leone Leoni

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

Language: Italian
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1602 in Bell' Alba: quinto libro de madrigali a cinque voci, no. 4

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Original text and translations

Italian.png Italian text

Vere fur le mie fiamme,
E ver' i pianti miei ver' i tormenti,
Cantai con vari accenti,
L'incendio mio ben mille volt' e mille,
Ma lass' hoime ch'invano all' aura sparsi,
L'alta cagion ond' arsi,
Ch'amando mai non hebbi hore tranquille,
Amante ben io fui,
Ma le pene fur mie le gioie altrui.