Poi disse: hor ch'el tuo amor (Tiburtio Massaino)

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  • (Posted 2019-08-17)   CPDL #55064:       
Editor: Willem Verkaik (submitted 2019-08-17).   Score information: Letter, 5 pages, 363 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: Poi disse: hor ch'el tuo amor
Composer: Tiburtio Massaino

Number of voices: 6vv   Voicing: SSATTB
Genre: SecularMadrigal

Language: Italian
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1591 in Melodia Olympica, no. 49

Description: The sixth stanza of a sestina. The other stanze can be found following the link to Melodia Olympica.

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Original text and translations

Italian.png Italian text

Poi disse: hor ch'el tuo amor stima più d'oro,
Chi per se regge il fren superbo d'Arno:
Re delle stelle, Imperator del Cielo,
Fa ch'ei non veggia mai l'ultimo giorno,
Ne BIANCA impalidir l'amate rose,
Fatta per sue virtù, e SOL, ed ALBA.