Mentre con mille amori (Marco da Gagliano)

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  • (Posted 2018-04-16)   CPDL #49368:         
Editor: Wim Looyestijn (submitted 2018-04-16).   Score information: A4, 14 pages, 148 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: Mentre con mille amori
Composer: Marco da Gagliano
Lyricist: Anton Francesco Grazzinicreate page

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

Language: Italian
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1605

Description: The first part of the text "Mentre . . . honori" is from a poem by Anton Francesco Grazzini (detto il Lasca). The second part of the text is in honour of Maria de Medici, born as daughter of the granduke of Tuscany, and maried on 17 December 1600 to king Henry IV of France.

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Original text and translations

Italian.png Italian text

Mentre con mille amori
amore scherza dolcemente e posa
intorno all' amorosa
coppia gentil, degna d' eterni ornori.

Cantiam lieti,
cantare nosco,
vaghe ninfe e pastor
del lido Tosco.