El Grillo By: Josquin des Prez

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

Info

Number of Voices: 4
Voicings: SATB
Date: 1504
Language: Italian
Tags: frotolla original language translation frottola

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Frottolle Libro Tertio | Publication Year: 1504
Book Facsimile(s): IMSLP

Lyrics

LyricsPoetic Translation
El grillo è buon cantoreThe cricket sings out surely,
Che tiene longo verso.And he can sing a long time,
Dalle beve grillo canta.Always, ever sweetly singing.
Ma non fa come gli altri uccelliHe is not like the other birdies;
Come li han cantato un poco,After they've done a little singing,
Van de fatto in altro locoOn their way elsewhere they go winging.
Sempre el grillo sta pur saldo,He alone stays there, persevering,
Quando la maggior el caldoWhen the heat is fierce and searing,
Alhor canta sol per amore.Then sings the cricket for love purely.
Josquin des PrezCarol Anne Perry Lagemann

Direct Translation

See translation at the Choral Public Domain Library.