O che vita spietata (Leone Leoni)

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  • (Posted 2018-06-09)  CPDL #50072:         
Editor: Willem Verkaik (submitted 2018-06-09).   Score information: Letter, 3 pages, 296 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Transposed up one note from F.

General Information

Title: O che vita spietata
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. 10

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Original text and translations

Italian.png Italian text

O che vita spietata,
Amar donna che piaccia e che sia ingrata,
Che se piangi e sospiri,
Sono van' i sospir, van' i martiri,
S'ama penando il core,
Disperato e l'amor cert' il dolore,
Si ch'inferno terreno,
Chi ama donna crudel rinchiud' in seno.