I bei ligustri (Thomas Weelkes)

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  • (Posted 2010-01-30)  CPDL #20924:        (Finale 2008)
Editor: André Vierendeels (submitted 2010-01-30).   Score information: A4, 2 pages, 78 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: I bei ligustri
Composer: Thomas Weelkes

Number of voices: 3vv   Voicing: TTB
Genre: SecularConsort song

Language: Italian
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1608 in Ayres or Phantasticke Spirits for Three Voices, no. 17

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Original text and translations

Italian.png Italian text

I bei ligustri e rose
ch'in voi natura pose
Dona gentil mi fan' ogn'hor morire
si grave'e la mia pena e'l mio martire.

English.png English translation

Sweet roses within hedges
Inset by Nature in you,
Noble Lady, causes each hour my death:
So great the pain I am virtually a martyr.

 Translation from Musical Times, Autumn 2004 by Altschuler, Eric Lewin, Jansen, William