Se si alto pon gir mie stanche rime (Orlando di Lasso)

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Editor: Willem Verkaik (submitted 2014-09-22).   Score information: A4, 4 pages, 86 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Transposed down from a-minor

General Information

Title: Se si alto pon gir mie stanche rime
Composer: Orlando di Lasso
Lyricist: Francesco Petrarca

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

Language: Italian
Instruments: A cappella


Description: The 11th stanza of Petrarch's double-sestina Mia benigna fortuna.

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Original text and translations

Italian.png Italian text

Se si alto pon gir mie stanche rime,
Ch'aggingan lei, ch'è fuor d'ira'e di pianto
Et fa'il ciel hor di sue bel-lez-ze lie-to,
Ben ricognoscera'l mutato stile,
Che gia forsi gli piacque' anzi che morte
Chiar'a lei giorno a me fesse' atre notti.