O felici occhi miei (Jacques Arcadelt)

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  • (Posted 2019-02-01)   CPDL #53125:       
Editor: Pothárn Imre (submitted 2019-02-01).   Score information: A4, 2 pages, 67 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Transcribed from 1539 print. Original key (A, T, B in chiavette) and note values.
  • (Posted 2018-11-22)   CPDL #52304:   
Editor: Allen Garvin (submitted 2018-11-22).   Score information: Letter, 3 pages, 73 kB   Copyright: CC BY NC
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General Information

Title: O felici occhi miei
Composer: Jacques Arcadelt

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SecularMadrigal

Language: Italian
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1539 in Il primo libro de' madrigali a 4 voci, no. 1.52


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Original text and translations

Italian.png Italian text

O felici occhi miei, felici voi
Che sete care al mio sol,
perche sembianze avete degli occhi
Che gli fur si dolci e rei.
Voi ben voi sete voi felici,
Ed io io non che per quetar vostro desio
Corre a mirar l'onde mi struggo poi.