In più leggiadro velo (Carlo Gesualdo)

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General Information

Title: In più leggiadro velo
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. 6

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Original text and translations

Italian.png Italian text

In più leggiadro velo
che non fra nubi il cielo
madonna il suo bel viso discoperse,
onde un raggio discese
che gli occhi e’l cor m’accese.
Amor, deh, che in quel punto
non so se il cor fu pria degli occhi punto.

English.png English translation

In a veil lighter
than the clouds in the heavens
my lady revealed her beautiful face,
when a ray of light descended
and inflamed my eyes and heart.
Love, ah, for in that prick
I know not if my heard was pierced before my eyes.