Candida man qual neve (Carlo Gesualdo)

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  • (Posted 2014-12-28)   CPDL #33911:     
Editor: Christos Christodoulou (submitted 2014-12-28).   Score information: A4, 5 pages, 59 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: Candida man qual neve
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. 15

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Original text and translations

Italian.png Italian text

Candida man qual neve a gli occhi offerse
la mia cara Angioletta,
per far strana vendetta
dell’acceso mio coro
ch’ingannato al candore,
sperando di temprar sue fiamme, forse
precipitoso corse.
O me misero Amore,
che nella neve sento ardor maggiore!