Altri che voi By: Jacques Arcadelt

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Singable Translation PDF By: Carol Anne Perry Lagemann (CC BY SA 4.0)

Info

Number of Voices: 5
Voicings: ATTTB , ATTBB , ATBBB
Date: 16th century
Language: Italian
Tags: Petrarch lyrics madrigal translation

Lyrics

LyricsPoetic Translation
Altri che voi so ben che non m'intende. Nobody else but you can understand me,
Quando agli ardenti rai neve divegno, And when I melt like snow in sun collapses,
vostro gentile sdegno Your gentle scorn perhaps is
forse ch'allor mia indignitate offende. Since you, of course, my worthless nature can see.
Oh, se questa temenza Oh, if that doubt and fear grew
non temprasse l'arsura che m'incende, And did not quench the burning flames that brand me,
beato venir men! ché 'n lor presenza How fortunate I'd be! When I'm about you,
m'è più caro il morir che 'l viver senza.It's sweeter far to die than live without you.
PetrarchCarol Anne Perry Lagemann

Direct Translation

See A. S. Kline's work at Choral Public Domain Library.