Ancidetemi pur, grievi martiri (Carlo Gesualdo)

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  • (Posted 2014-12-29)   CPDL #33934:   
Editor: Christos Christodoulou (submitted 2014-12-29).   Score information: A4, 5 pages, 54 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: Ancidetemi pur, grievi martiri
Composer: Carlo Gesualdo

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

Language: Italian
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1595 in Madrigali a 5 voci, libro terzo, no. 13


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Original text and translations

Italian.png Italian text

Ancidetemi pur, grievi martiri,
che il viver sì m’annoia
che il morir mi fia gioia;
ma giungan prìa gli estremi miei sospiri
a pregar l’empia fera,
che miri come, per amarla, io pera.