Chi potrà dir (Jacques Arcadelt)

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  • CPDL #33118: 
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Editor: Pothárn Imre (submitted 2014-10-10).   Score information: A4, 3 pages, 69 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Original pitch and note-values. Alto part is in tenor clef.

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Title: Chi potrà dir
Composer: Jacques Arcadelt
Lyricist:

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB (ATTB)
Genre: SecularMadrigal

Language: Italian
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1539 in Il primo libro de' madrigali a 4 voci, no. 1.43

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Original text and translations

Italian.png Italian text

Chi potrà dir quanta dolcezza provo
di madonna a mirar la luce altera
che fa vergogna a la celeste sfera ?
Io non ché in me non trovo
lo stil ch'a lei s'aviene
ché mirando il bel volto e i bei costumi
per non veder men bene
vorria perder a una or' la vita e i lumi.