E quella arpa felice (Carlo Gesualdo)

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Editor: Fernando Gómez Jácome (submitted 2014-02-07).   Score information: A4, 3 pages, 61 kB   Copyright: Personal
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General Information

Title: E quella arpa felice
Composer: Carlo Gesualdo
Lyricist: Anonymous

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

Language: Italian
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1594 in Madrigali a 5 voci, libro secondo, no. 17

Description: Madrigali a 5 voci, nº 17. 2nd part of a 2-part madrigal, the first part being Dalle odorate spoglie.

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Original text and translations

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E quell’arpa felice,
A cui non si disdice
Stringersi col bel petto
D’Amor fido ricetto,
Togliete e con l’usata leggiadrìa
Fatene udir “Cara la vita mia”.