Mentre, mia stella, miri (Carlo Gesualdo)

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  • (Posted 2014-12-27)   CPDL #33891:   
Editor: Christos Christodoulou (submitted 2014-12-27).   Score information: A4, 5 pages, 57 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: Mentre, mia stella, miri
Composer: Carlo Gesualdo
Lyricist: Giovanni Battista Guarini

Number of voices: 5vv   Voicing: SSATB
Genre: SecularMadrigal

Language: Italian
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1594 in Madrigali a 5 voci, libro primo, no. 14


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Original text and translations

Italian.png Italian text

Mentre, mia stella, miri
i bei celesti giri,
il ciel esser vorrei
perchè tu rivolgessi
fiso negli occhi miei
le tue dolci faville,
lo vagheggiar potessi,
mille bellezze tue con luci mille.