Candide perle (Luca Marenzio)

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  • (Posted 2017-09-15)  CPDL #46349:          (Finale 2014)
Editor: Willem Verkaik (submitted 2017-09-15).   Score information: Letter, 3 pages, 286 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Transposed up one note from F.

General Information

Title: Candide perle
Composer: Luca Marenzio

Number of voices: 6vv   Voicing: SSATTB
Genre: SecularMadrigal

Language: Italian
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1591 in Il quinto libro de madrigali a sei voci, no. 4
  2nd published: 1605 in Nervi d'Orfeo, no. 60
Description: This madrigal is in fact not by Luca Marenzio, but by Antonio Bicci, as is clearly stated in the source: "del Sig. Antonio Bicci". A reformatted edition with some minor text amendments based on the edition # 46349 is to be found in Candide perle.

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Original text and translations

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Candide perle e voi labbra ridenti,
Che Nettare spargete,
Deh perche non volete,
Questi sospiri ardenti,
Ahi che trà loro è pur l'anima mia,
Che baciar vi desia.

Translations may be found in Candide perle