Vita della vita mia (Andrea Gabrieli)

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  • (Posted 2020-04-29)  CPDL #58317:       
Editor: Allen Garvin (submitted 2020-04-29).   Score information: Letter, 3 pages, 81 kB   Copyright: CC BY NC
Edition notes: Transcribed at original pitch, in high clefs. Transposition instructions are in the source.

General Information

Title: Vita della vita mia
Composer: Andrea Gabrieli

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

Language: Italian
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1589 in Il terzo libro de madrigali a 5 voci (Gardano press, Venice), no. 11

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Original text and translations

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Vita della mia vita,
Avete pur gran torto
A non mi dar aita,
Poi che son quasi morto;
Se pur volete al fin, Donna, che io mora,
Lasciate l'alma mia, che in voi dimora.