Dolcissimo sospiro (Carlo Gesualdo)

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  • (Posted 2014-12-29)   CPDL #33937:   
Editor: Christos Christodoulou (submitted 2014-12-29).   Score information: A4, 6 pages, 63 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: Dolcissimo sospiro
Composer: Carlo Gesualdo
Lyricist: Ottavio Rinuccini

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

Language: Italian
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1595 in Madrigali a 5 voci, libro terzo, no. 16

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Original text and translations

Italian.png Italian text

Dolcissimo sospiro
che esci da quella bocca
ove d’Amor ogni dolcezza fiocca,
deh, vieni a raddolcire
l’amaro mio dolore.
Ecco ch’io t’apro il core.
Ma, solle, a chi ridico il mio martire?
Ad un sospir errante
che forse vola in seno ad altro amante.